A Fairy Tale About Lost Time is one of those plays that talks about timeless topics like the one about wasting time. It is an interesting and above all poetic play about a boy called Petja Mihajlovič Zubov who, due to being different, shy and able to feel the world and the time granted to him, turned into an old man. This unbelievable event happened on one spring afternoon when the time granted to him, as it was granted to everyone, got tired of waiting for Petja to make one simple, yet so desired move and to give one smooth butterfly to a girl named Stasja who liked to read books and who made his blood buzz in his ears, gave him goosebumps and made his heart stop for a millisecond. So, the time ran away from Petja without looking back. Because of this unfortunate event that happens once in a trillion years, Petja turned into an old man and Stasja turned into an old woman. Forced to find her in a sea of other old women in order to regain his time, Petja gets to know himself by accepting his feelings.

  • Director and author: Tamara Kučinović
  • Dramaturgical associate and assistant to the director: Nikša Eldan
  • Puppet and set designer: Alena Pavlović
  • Puppet technology: Alena Pavlović, Luči Vidanović
  • Text adaptation: Nedžad Maksumić
  • Composer: Atilla Aksoj
  • Costume designer: Nadina Hubana
  • Light designer: Tamara Kučinović
  • Set and puppet production: Alena Pavlović, Luči Vidanović, Đenan Behmen
  • Master of sound and light: Amer Ćatić
  • Cast: Sergio Radoš, Igor Vidačković, Fatima Kazazić, Nina Popović, Nermina Denjo
  • Age: 7+
  • Duration: 45 minuta
  • Language: in Bosnian and Croatian


The Puppet Theatre in Mostar is one of the most successful theatre companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Even though it restarted its work almost from scratch following the war, it managed to reach the highest peaks of this celebrated theatre. In the past few years alone, the theatre received over 60 awards at international and domestic puppet festivals. Among them, the GRAND PRIX for the best performance at the 13th international Golden Spark festival in Kragujevac, as well as the GRAND PRIX for the best performance at the 20th festival of professional puppet theatres for children – LUT FEST in Istočno Sarajevo. On its post-war journey, this theatre performed in Italy, Spain, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Poland, Iran and Sweden, at numerous prestigious festivals and puppet revues. In its 68 years of existence and work, the Puppet Theatre in Mostar had 190 premiere performances, over 88 000 repeat performances and over 2 213 000 audience members.

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