Wednesday | 28. 9. 2022 | 11:00 and 17:00

Auditorium, The Andrej Sládkovič Grammar School, 18 Komenského St

Slovak and English subtitles I Running time: 40 mins I 6 €

Somewhere Else is a touching story about the absurdity of war through the eyes of a little girl. We follow her changing city, full of horrors, violence and fear. Yet also of hope. Menacing planes fly over the city, the streets and shops are empty, the school is closed. There are constant gunshots nearby. The setting is growing unbearable. The little girl’s only wish is to go somewhere else, somewhere far from the atrocities of war. The production includes a number of contemporary technological approaches to puppet theatre. Classic puppet animation is interspersed with live video projections and virtual drawings.

The production won a number of awards at international festivals, such as the Best Festival Production (Teatralna Karuzela, Lodz, Poland), Special Jury Prize (50th International Puppet Festival PIF, Zagreb, Croatia), Main Festival Prize (10th Biennial of Slovenian Puppeteers 2019, Maribor, Slovenia), Best Children’s Production (Zlatá paličica 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia). Tin Grabnar, the production director, won the award for Best Direction at the 10th Biennale of Slovenian Puppeteers in 2019.

Authors: Zala Dobovšek, Nina Šorak, Tin Grabnar, Asja Kahrimanović Babnik

Director: Tin Grabnar


Asja Kahrimanović Babnik


Post-performance discussion about emigration, war and theatre. Discussion led by Ivica Franeková.