La Putyka

Circus in a dewy pint

  • 75 min.
  • From 7 years
  • Czech
  • Premiere 20. 4. 2009

Snapshots from an (extra)ordinary Czech pub. A love story, a brawl, staggering of regulars, and a creaking band under the control of an odd innkeeper. Acrobatics, dance, puppets, sport performances and live music poured into one new circus glass. Pub fantasies and changed reality in which the laws of physics cease to apply, and guests are witnesses but also originators of unexpected acrobatic, musical and movement phenomena.

In 2008, when Rostislav Novák had organized his first physical theatre, dance and circus workshops, a group of people got together for whom the new circus was really new. They were connected with enthusiasm and desire to try new approaches. After months of preparation, first staging came with unexpectedly positive response. On the personal and organizational basis of the performance, later the Cirk La Putyka company was founded.


2009 – Sazka and Divadelní noviny award (Alternative production, Production of the year)

2009 – nominations for Alfréd Radok award (Production of the year, Stage music, Talent of the year)

2010 – Skupa's Pilsen festival award (concept and direction, music, acting)

2011 – Young for Young festival (audience award)

2011 – Fringe festival Edinburgh (nomination for the Total Theatre Award)

"La Putyka offers great entertainment, where one act flows into another, idea pursues another one, the audience has no chance to get bored, and artists are real masters of their field."

– Markéta Dolníčková (Divadelní noviny)

Shows & Tickets

Not on stage at present.

Current shows



  • Concept, direction Rostislav Novák Jr., SKUTR (Martin Kukučka, Lukáš Trpišovský)
  • Music Vojtěch Dyk, Petr Kaláb, Jan Maxián, Jakub Prachař
  • Choreography Lenka Vagnerová
  • Set design Hynek Dřízhal
  • Lighting design Jan Mlčoch
  • Sound design Petr Kaláb
  • Costumes, make-up Kristina Záveská
  • Hair styling Jan Balcařík, Lenka Habartová
  • Photo Martin Faltus
  • Video Jakub Jelen
  • Graphic design Martin Sršeň (Vosa)
  • Production Cirk La Putyka

On stage