A King Listens

A King Listens is a sound and object theater performance for all ages. It uses original musical instruments as elements of set design, stage props or puppets and is based on a short story by Italo Calvino.

Directed, music and musical instruments by Peter Kus
Puppets and set design by Gregor Lorenci
Performed by Miha Arh, Gregor Cvetko, Peter Kus
Produced by Federacija, Cankarjev dom

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»A King Listens is a feast for the ears and the eyes. It never gets boring and the music that keeps appearing in countless ways is colourful, fascinating and spontaneous. « Arno Löffler, Lichtensteiner Volksblatt (Liechtenstein)

»… musical performance and object theatre in this play are well thought together and complement excellently and thoroughly each other.  It is a witty, a bit unusual but altogether effective theater piece.« Gregor Butala, Dnevnik (Slovenia)


  • International Children’s Festival, Šibenik, Croatia (2013)
  • Pupentheatertage Mistelbach, Mistelbach, Austria (2012)
  • BEMUS Festival, Belgrade, Serbia (2011)
  • FigurenTheaterFestival Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2011)
  • Kotor Festival of Children’s Theater,  Kotor, Montenegro (2011) – best performance in the category of the new theater tendencies
  • KinderKinder Festival, Hamburg, Germany (2010)
  • International Children’s Theater Festival, Subotica, Serbia (2010)
  • Internationales Welser Figurentheaterfestival, Wels, Avstria (2010)
  • Biennial of the Society of the Puppeteers of Slovenia, St.Micahel, Austria (2009) – awards for originality and poetry, for puppet technology and for puppet animation
  • Luagna & Losna, Feldkirch, Avstrija (2009)
  • Lutfest, East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2009) – awards for originality and best music
  • Puppets, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2008), Puppet & Music, Gorizia (Italy)
  • Summer Puppet Pier, Maribor, Slovenia (2008) – award for best visual appearance
  • Multikids, Vienna, Austria (2008)