Sovica Oka / Big-Eyes the Little Owl

Ljubljana, 2018
A production by

LGL - Lutkovno Gledalisce Ljubljana

Company, Slovenia, Ljubljana
Ljubljana Puppet Theatre is the main Slovene theatre for puppet production for children and youth.

Big-Eyes the Little Owl is the first work that Svetlana Makarovič wrote for children and also her first work staged at the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre. It was directed by Matjaž Loboda and premiered in 1972, bringing a pleasant and welcome refreshment to the repertoire, which at the time consisted mostly of foreign works. It was only thereafter that the most important Slovenian writers also started writing puppet plays. Makarovič created a sweet, nice and poetic story about a little whimsical owl called Big-Eyes, who decides she no longer wants to be an ordinary, nocturnal bird, but a day owl. The Moon tries to dissuade her, but to no avail. In the morning when the owl family crawls into bed, Big-Eyes puts on her sunglasses and boisterously flies into the bright day. On her journey, she meets a number of animals and has numerous adventures – also dangerous ones!


Director: Brane Vižintin
Author: Svetlana Makarovič
Art: Suzi Bricelj
Dramaturgy: Nuša Kalanj
Set design: Damir Leventić
Music: Svetlana Makarovič, Jože Šalej
Proofread: Metka Damjan
Puppet technology: Mitja Ritmanič