How the Woodbreaker Became the King

Ľubomír Feldek

How the Woodbreaker Became the King


A family fairy-tale about brave princesses, cheeky dragons, powerful friendship, and clever Woodcutter

The new SND building, Drama hall
7. 6. 2014 8. 6. 2014

Great fairytale for small children as well as adults. The funny, adventurous, humorous and poignant story of an ordinary young Slovak who has tremendous power, but also a generous and courageous heart. As in many Slovak folk tales, the hero sets out into the world to seek happiness, overcomes all obstacles and even overpowers terrible dragons. On the journey he not only learns much about the world and people, but he also finds a beautiful princess for a bride.

Running time: 2 hrs with one interval

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Production Team

Directed by Ondrej Spišák
Dramaturgy Peter Kováč
Stage design František Lipták
Choreography Assistance Eva Burdová
Music Dano Heriban (as a guest)


Lomidrevo’s father Dušan Tarageľ
Lomidrevo’s mother Božidara Turzonovová Eva Mária Chalupová (as a guest)
Lomidrevo Milan Ondrík
Valivrch / Hilltopper Roman Poláčik
Miesiželezo / Iron Knead Martin Šalacha
Witch Laktibradka / Yardbeard (Godmother, Poet, Pubmaster and others) Gabriela Dzuríková
King Dano Heriban (as a guest)
Princess Modrovláska /Bluehair Anna Jakab-Rakovská (as a guest) AnnaMária Janeková (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Princess Zelenovláska /Greenhair Monika Horváthová (as a guest) Anna Dysko (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Princess Ružovláska, /Pinkhair Jana Kovalčiková
Fairies, Witches Laktibradky /Yardbeards Zuzana Náprstková (as a guest) Michaela Čilíková (as a guest) Nikola Olšovská (as a guest) Adriana Odlerová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Kristína Liptáková (as a guest)
Background actors (three-, six- and nine-headed dragon) Filip Šebesta (as a guest) Michal Kinik (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Brian Brestovanský (Conservatory Student) Matúš Mihálik (Conservatory Student) Ján Cibula (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Kristián Kozmenko (as a guest) Krištof Tobiáš (as a guest) Erik Žibek (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Peter Kiss (as a guest) Tadeáš Bolo (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Adam Marenišťák (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Sáva Ondriaš (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) René Schleifer (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Ondrej Blaho (Conservatory Student) Martin Pallay (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)