monkey puzzle

Monkey Puzzle

o: 2+ (: 30'

What happens when a small monkey loses and finds his mum with the help of a butterfly? A lot of unforeseen complications, great adventures and also dangers! Of course the butterfly does not suspect that the mother of the baby monkey looks a lot like her son, given that small butterflies are little hairy caterpillars and bear little resemblance with their colourful flying parents.

The show provides an excellent starting point for a conversation, what happens if a child is lost, and how caterpillar becomes a butterfly. It ranked at the 6th Biennial of Puppetry Artists of Slovenia in Maribor 2011, and at international puppet festival in Wels, Austria, on March 2012.

Responses and awards

Based on a story by: Julia Donaldson
Adaptation and song lyrics: Milan Dekleva
Art design by: Špela Trobec, Iztok Hrga
Music by: Nino De Gleria
Light design by: Anže Virant
Adapted and directed by: Ajda Rooss, irena Rajh
Performed by: Irena Rajh, Ana Špik 
Production:  Hiša otrok in umetnosti and Lutkovno gledališče FRU-FRU

Responses and awards

  • The performance was included in the competition program of the 6th national puppet festival Bienale lutkovnih ustvarjalcev, Maribor 2011
    The play was a part of the International Puppetry Festival program, Wels, Austria 2012
  • The performance was included in the program of the 20th Summer Puppet Festival, Maribor 2019
  • The performance was included in the program of the Bobri Festival, Ljubljana 2011
The performance is placed in the database of quality reference shows for children Zlata Paličica
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