Mala scena Theatre | Story of a Wheel

Date created: 17.05.2022.
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Mala scena Theatre

Story of a Wheel

Directed by: Ivica Šimić i Ivana Peroš

Dramaturgy: Marijana Nola

Stage design: Dinka Jeričević

Costume designer: Danica Dedijer

Photos: Irena Sinković

Puppet design: Dunja Niemčić

Storyteller: Buga Marija Šimić


The duration of the show is 35 minutes.

The show is intended for children aged 1,5 to 5 years.


Mala Scena Theatre is the only theatre in Croatia that consistently produces shows for children under the age of 2. These shows prove that the theatre for the youngest audience is not only possible, but necessary. Small children may not understand everything fully, but they certainly feel the beauty of pictures and words are used to talk about the world around them. In that way, the aforementioned influences their aesthetic values that last a lifetime, and also helps the children subconsciously to understand the world around them.

The wheel is one of the most known shapes in the world around us: it is everywhere and in everything. It moves everything and everything depends on it. The fact that the invention of the wheel helped the humanity to develop common knowledge among the adults. But what about the children?


Mala Scena is one of the leading Croatian theatres for young audiences, judging by the size of said young audience and the number of performances, as well as the number of awards that their performances have won in Croatia and abroad. Their mission is to offer children of all ages theatre art as an everyday part of their growing up, to open a dialoge with their young audiences on current topics and the ones most relevant to their ongoing experiences to try to help them understand the world that surrounds them, encourage them and inspire them to confront it boldly. They take the responsibility to send the children messages of encouragement and hope. After numerous performances all over Croatia as well as the top stages of Europe, like the London Barbican for example, Mala Scena will put on shows for the Dubrovnik Summer Festival's youngest. The children will be enjoying two plays - "Story of a Wheel" which is one of the few plays in Croatia meant for children under the age of 2 (and all are put on by Mala Scena) and iconic "The Princess and the Pea", the very play from which the theatre Mala Scena was born!