Drama The New Stage

Colonel Švec

Rudolf Medek, Jiří Havelka, Marta Ljubková

This performance was canceled!


Stage director: Jiří Havelka
Dramaturgy: Marta Ljubková
Sets: Pavla Kamanová
Costumes: Andrea Králová
Music: Martin Tvrdý
Video: Josef Lepša
Motion cooperation: Marek Zelinka

Dear theatre-goers,
please accept our sincere apologies for the cancelled performance COLONEL ŠVEC at the New Stage.

Thank you for your understanding.

We will return to you the full price of the ticket, and will also be happy to help you with selecting a performance on another date. Tickets need to be returned within 7 days after the former date of the performance.

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A historical episode in 1918 served as the subject for a play that a decade later became a hit at the National Theatre. The tale of the Czechoslovak Legionnaires in Russia was again adapted for the stage in 1938. How would the true story of Colonel Josef Jiří Švec, adapted by the playwright Rudolf Medek, face up to the other ‘fateful eight’ years in Czechoslovak history? The current rendition of the heroic Legionnaire play draws upon multimedia and documentary theatre and brings home the fate of the protagonist and the play itself alike. In its time, the play gave rise to fierce dispute and political struggle in its own right. The audience will thus be reminded not only the history of the Legions, who significantly impacted the foundation of Czechoslovakia, but also be presented with the possible other scenarios of historical development. The recollection will be celebratory, cautionary and ironic …

Approximate running time:
1 hour, 40 minutes, no intermission.


In our e-shop

T-shirt Colonel Švec (women's)

A T-shirt bearing the inscription “He was a hero … What about you?” …

169 CZK

T-shirt Colonel Švec (men's)

A T-shirt with Czech slogan "Byl hrdina... A ty?" (translation: "He…

169 CZK

Commemorative Badge

Pin badge for the anniversary of the foundation o Czech Republic

25 CZK

Poster Colonel Švec

A poster for the production of Colonel Švec

99 CZK

Colonel Švec Programme

A booklet for the production of Colonel Švec

90 CZK


A game for 2–4 players in Czech

198 CZK

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