Back to Bullerbyn 15+

Based on motifs from Astrid Lindgren’s The Six Bullerby Children / Co-producer Športniki, Prague

The Swedes gave the world the Nobel Prize, Vikings, Ingrid and Ingmar Bergman, Ingemar Stenmark, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Abba, Ikea, H&M, the blue-yellow color combination, a complicated language, Pippi Longstocking, etc. With the Slovenian-Czech adaptation of Astrid Lindgren's novel The Six Bullerby Children (which is rather less known in Slovenia) we wish to repay the Swedes at least a fraction of their kindness.

If Pippi Longstocking reminds you of your childhood, the cup of hot chocolate before sleep, the wish to be strong and independent, treasure hunts and everlasting friendship, then Back to Bullerbyn will leave you thinking about what happens to these ideals when we grow up. Can Pippi Longstocking and the Bullerbyn Children hold on to the magic? Does magic even exist? Or is it rather that memories are misleading and our childhood never really was that colorful?


Back to Bullerbyn <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Back to Bullerbyn <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Back to Bullerbyn <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Back to Bullerbyn <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Back to Bullerbyn <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Back to Bullerbyn <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
Back to Bullerbyn <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>

Crew and cast

Director Jakub Vašíček and collective

Visual and costume designer Tereza Venclová and collective

Performers Adam Kubišta, Johana Vanousová, Elena Volpi, Tomáš Jarkovský and Jakub Vašíček 

Composer Kolektiv in par starih znancev

Lighting designers Jakub Vašíček and Bor Kos

Premiere — 8. March 2011

Responses and Rewards

  • 2011 Award Erik for the best Czech performance in the past season, Festival One Flew Over the Puppeteer's Nest, Prague.

On tour abroad

7. May 2015
Festival Mirákl, Tábor, Czech Republic

19. January 2014
Trutnov, Czech Republic

30. August 2013
Kremnické gagy, Mestské kultúrne stredisko, Czech Republic

19. July 2013
Sudoměřice u Bechyně, Czech Republic

28. June 2013
Open Air Program, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

28. January 2013
Divadlo Alfa Plzeň, Plzeň, Czech Republic

4. December 2012
České Budějovice - Horká vana, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

1. December 2012
Divadlo v Dlouhé , Prague, Czech Republic

16. September 2012
Festival Divadlo Plzeň, Czech Republic

26. August 2012
Králíky, Czech Republic

14. July 2012
Festival Colours of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic

30. June 2012
Festival Loutkářská Chrudim, Czech Republic

25. June 2012
Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

19. June 2012
Festival Skupa´s, Plzeň, Czech Republic

6. June 2012
Náchod, Czech Republic

5. November 2011
Divadlo Minor, Prague, Czech Republic

20. August 2011
Ejhle, loutka! , Žamberk, Czech Republic