Puppet slapstick based on the classic fairy tale.

An evil fairy is not invited to be a godmother to an infant princess. Yet, the fairy is not to be discouraged and keeps attempting to reach the baptism at any cost. Will the fairy succeed? The readers familiar with the story know that she will. Our production tells the story in the form of puppet slapstick about the inevitability of faith, when you literally show it out the door and it returns through the window. However, besides evil fairies, there are also good ones. The world abounds with princes seeking fortune and ready to set free cursed princesses.

  • Script: Tomáš Jarkovský, Jakub Vašíček
  • Direction: Jakub Vašíček
  • Stage Design: Kamil Bělohlávek
  • Costumes: Tereza Vašíčková
  • Puppets: Tereza Vašíčková
  • Music: Daniel Čámský
  • Dramaturgy: Tomáš Jarkovský
  • Cast: Pavla Lustyková, Jan Popela, Milan Žďárský, Jan Čipčala, Petr Seiner, Pavel Černík
  • Age: 6+
  • Duration: 50 min
  • Language: in Czech with English subtitles


Drak is a Hradec Králové theatre based not only on the traditions of (East) Bohemian puppetry, but also on the principle of carefully planned productions building on imagination and unique originality, aimed at children as well as adults. Throughout its history, Drak has been pioneering new methods and creative approaches, which has brought them a number of awards, both national and international.

Over 60 years, productions of Drak, a proud heir of extensive puppetry legacy, have been seen by spectators in more than 650 cities located in 38 countries over five continents (Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America).

The peak period of Drak is connected with the director Josef Krofta and his legendary creative team consisting of Petr Matásek (stage designer) and Jiří Vyšohlíd (actor and music composer). Their first production Popelka (Cinderella, 1975) won a prize at the World Festival of Puppet Theatre in Moscow. Other more original and distinctive productions soon followed, whose stage design surpassed the preceding shows and paved way for even more idiosyncratic production poetics of Drak in those days. When the dramaturge Miloslav Klíma joined the ensemble, the theatre reached its peak and Drak became internationally renowned.

Divadlo Drak a Mezinárodní institut figurálního divadla o.p.s.
Hradební 632, 500 03 Hradec Králové
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Image Gallery