Nacionalinis Kauno dramos teatras


Mathias Malzieu

The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

A two-act play for children

First, the heart is not a clock. Second, sometimes it breaks, stops, and rewinds. Third, never, ever be afraid of these malfunctions. Only then the unstoppable, loving pulse of your heart will let you feel alive.

Artūras Areima
Dramatization: Gabrielė Labanauskaitė
Set designer
Marta Vosyliūtė
Costume designer
Monika Gurskytė
Antanas Jasenka
Video artist
Rimas Sakalauskas
Lighting artist
Eugenijus Sabaliauskas
Saulius Čiučelis
Martyna Gedvilaitė
Vainius Sodeika
Gintautas Bejeris
Inga Mikutavičiūtė
Tomas Erbrėderis
Vaidas Maršalka
Valerijus Kazlauskas
Edgaras Žemaitis
Artūras Sužiedėlis
Goda Petkutė

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Translated from French by Ina Pukelytė

The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart begins in Scotland’s capital of Edinburgh in 1874. Jack is born on the coldest day in history, therefore, his heart freezes and stops beating. Doctor Madeleine replaces the boy’s real heart with cuckoo-clock. If he wishes to survive, Jack must follow three rules: he must not touch the clock’s hands, never lose his temper, and, finally, never ever fall in love. If he breaks any of these rules, the bigger hand of the clock will rip through his skin; his bones will crumble, and the mechanical heart will fall apart. But is it possible to control feelings? This is a challenge he will face after meeting a beautiful singer Acacia. On his way to his love, the child finds himself and discovers the big truth.

The play is a fantastic trip to the world of love, in which the most important thing is to learn not to close your heart, but open up to others.

Opening – January 31, February 1, March 13-21, 2015

Duration – 3 hours (with intermission)

The Main Stage


Photographer  Donatas Stankevičius



2016 Golden Cross of the Stage Award

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