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
24. 10. 2021 17:00 h - 19:30 h

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

In line with the current anti-pandemic measures, only those spectators may attend SND performance who are COMPLETELY VACCINATED and those who HAVE OVERCOME COVID-19 not earlier than 180 days ago.
In accordance with the valid decree, to visit the theatre, children aged 2 to 12 years + 2 months who intend to attend our performances are required to have a negative test result either from an Ag test not older than 48 hours or a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
Within the Vaccinated and/or Overcome régime, children older than 12 years and 2 months must be either vaccinated or, similarly to the requirement applicable to adults, must prove that they overcame COVID-19 not earlier than 180 days ago.

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
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 AnnaMária Janeková (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Anna Dysko (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Princess Zelenovláska /Greenhair Monika Horváthová (as a guest)
Princess Ružovláska, /Pinkhair Jana Kovalčiková
Fairies, Witches Laktibradky /Yardbeards Zuzana Náprstková (as a guest) Michaela Čilíková (as a guest) Nikola Olšovská (as a guest) Laura Jankurová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Viktória Jurištová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
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) Samuel Teicher (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Jakub Somora (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) David Kakaš (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Ladislav Bédi (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Martin Zachar (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)