Magic happens, a shoe is lost and the quest for the owner of the shoe is successful. Ella marries the Prince and they live happily ever after. That’s the way fairy-tales should end, and this is how this one ends too.

Brand new rendition of the Grimm’s fairy-tale by the Maribor Puppet Theatre.

George, a widower, brings a new wife and her daughter Agatha into his lonely home. George’s daughter Ella gives them a warm welcome, but the newcomers are cunning and vile, treat her like a servant, and mock and curse her. They call her a shaming name – Cinderella.

We all know how the story goes: Ella, who shares a true friendship with animals, is rewarded for her grace and patience. Magic happens, a shoe is lost and the quest for the owner of the shoe is successful. Ella marries the Prince and they live happily ever after. That’s the way fairy-tales should end, and this is how this one ends too.

Pavel Polák, inspired by the fairy-tale by the Brothers Grimm.


Maribor Puppet Theatre

  • Cast: Metka Jurc
  • Director: Pavel Polák
  • Visual imagery: Ivan Antoš
  • Play script, translation and editing: Majda Potrata
  • Puppet design: Ivan Antoš in Slavko Rakuša
  • Set design: Slavko Rakuša, Breda Varl, Mirko Černic, Enver Ibrahimagić
  • Sound and lighting: Enver Ibrahimagić

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