monkey puzzle


Premiere 2011
For children 2+
Duration 30 minutes
Production FRU-FRU and Hiša otrok in umetnosti


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

Story by: JULIA DONALDSON • Adaptation and song lyrics: MILAN DEKLEVA • 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

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
Zlata palicica
The performance is placed in the database of quality reference shows for children Zlata Paličica