A children’s musical based on Eno Raud’s book and Edgar Valter’s visuals

Anu’s best friend Sipsik, a talking and adventurous doll with frizzy black hair and a striped onesie, has captivated readers already from 1962. More than 60 years later, Sipsik is entertaining children and parents with his woollen vocal chords and shenanigans for the first time in the history of the Vanemuine Theatre.

For Maria Annus, this is not her first experience in stage directing – Koturnijad premiered in 2003 and the children’s production Let’s Dig Grandma Up in 2004 (both at the Ugala Theatre); Misterman premiered in 2013 at the Vanemuine Theatre.

“It is a great story of friendship, trust and how impossible things can happen. It is slightly connected to folklore where dolls, animals and birds can also speak besides people. And, of course, at the heart of it all is our very own gutsy Sipsik in blue, black and white.”

– director Maria Annus

Recommended from the age of 4!

Premiere on 18 February 2023 at the Grand Building of the Vanemuine Theatre


Composers Ewert Sundja and Tauno Aints
Lyricists Priit Strandberg and Leelo Tungal
Musical director and conductor Taavi Kull
Conductor Martin Sildos or Kristi Jagodin
Director Maria Annus
Librettist Priit Strandberg
Scenographer Iir Hermeliin
Choreographer Heili Lindepuu
Lighting designer Margus Vaigur Endla
Video designer Taavi Varm
Sound engineer Lauri Kool


Cast Kaarel Targo Must Kast, Saara Pius guest, Ott Raidmets Endla or Kaarel Pogga, Veikko Täär guest, Karin Tammaru Endla, Merle Jalakas, Rasmus Kull, Simo Breede, Laura Niils Must Kast and others

Vanemuine opera chorus, symphony orchestra and band