“Zá-to-pek!” Thirty thousand spectators shouted his name in Helsinki in 1952, as he ran into the stadium as the first marathon runner to win his third long-distance gold medal. People all around the world know how to run, but only he managed to run to three gold medals at a single Olympic Games. 5km. 10km. Marathon. No one before or after him has done it, as long as the world’s been turning. It’s quite possible that no one will ever be able to do it again. How interesting is this achievement? How interesting is this person? How interesting are the times in which he lived?

Audience: children 8 years +

About the company

The Minor Theatre has been associated with puppet and children’s theatre for many years. Since 2001, the theatre has experienced many important changes, especially in connection with the acquisition of a new modern building on Vodičkova Street. The theatre received the prestigious 2002 Building of the Year award and City of Prague Mayor’s Prize for the creation of a unique space for children’s cultural activities. Currently, the theatre aims to perform not only for children, but for adults as well, and so attract the whole family. Minor Theatre’s main goal is to expand its programming beyond puppetry and so it allows its directors and designers to chose their preferred means of theatrical expression. As a result, you can find productions with masks, monsters, objects, shadow theatre, projections, dummies, etc. on the programme. The aim of all the artists is to create a fascinating spectacle, bringing unforgettable experiences to audiences. At the same time, the theatre works to reflect current events in a light, playful and poetic form.


Theatre / company

Minor Theatre / Divadlo Minor

Czech title



Jan Jirků


Jan Jirků


Jiří Hradil


Iva Kopecká

Stage design

Jakub Kopecký

Costume design

Andrea Králová

Lighting design

Jakub Kopecký

Length of the performance

120 minutes

Number of travelling persons







Kateřina Vorudová