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The Gruffalo's ChildPuppet performance, length 40 min

The Gruffalo's Child, foto: Miha Fras
The Gruffalo’s Child is a sequel of The Gruffalo, which was premiered with great success at the Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana / Ljubljana Puppet Theatre in April 2013. Both picture books were written by the English playwright Julia Donaldson. The Gruffalo (1999) is a genuine international publishing phenomenon as it was translated into 50 languages and sold out in more than 4 million copies all over the world. Its sequel, The Gruffalo's Child, published back in 2004, is no less famous or known than its predecessor.
In The Gruffalo a cunning Mouse invents a monster-like friend and a real gruffalo, “with tusks as sharp as knives, and claws askew, with jaws that terrorise and fangs that scare too!”, whose favourite food happens to be grilled fox meat, or ice cream in owl’s juice, or roasted snake. The mouse invents all that in order to scare off the voracious predators, who are clearly intending to eat him. Soon the Mouse is shocked to find out that the Gruffalo really exists! Will he be able to corner the real thing as well?

The answer to that question is revealed in The Gruffalo’s Child, where the “big, bad mouse” puts the fear of God into the small and big Gruffalos alike. He scares the animals in the deep dark wood, wherein the Gruffalo’s child sets off despite her father’s warnings. But the “big, bad mouse” does not exist at all! Or, maybe he does!?

You can watch the show as a video on demand Vimeo On Demand (VOD
Price 5 euro

PREMIERE: November 2014, Grand Stage LGL
Author: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
Director: Jaka Ivanc
Translation and Adaption: Milan Dekleva
Dramaturgy: Andrej Jaklič
Composer: Davor Herceg
Cast: Iztok Lužar, Gašper Malnar, Martina Maurič Lazar, Jure Lajovic
Art Design: Natan Esku
Language Coaching: Tatjana Stanič
Lighting Design: Kristjan Vidner
Producer: Pija Bodlaj
Stage Manager and Sound Designer: Izidor Kozelj
Lighting Technician: Kristjan Vidner
Set Technicians: Milan Škrbić, Niko Štabuc
Puppet Technology: Mitja Ritmanič
Puppets, Set and Costumes Production: Zoran Srdić, Mitja Ritmanič, Iztok Bobić, Sandra Birjukov, Polona Černe, Marjeta Valjavec, Brina Fekonja, Jernej Remše s. p., Špela Ulaga, Gregor Bajc, Uroš Mehle s.p.