Drama The Estates Theatre


Jáchym Topol

This performance was canceled!


Dramatization: Jan Mikulášek, Marta Ljubková
Stage director: Jan Mikulášek
Dramaturgy: Marta Ljubková, Jan Tošovský
Sets: Marek Cpin
Costumes: Kateřina Štefková
Light design: Ondřej Kyncl


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please accept our sincere apologies for the cancellation of today’s performance (Nightwork, 10th October 2019).
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The theatre adaptation of the third novel by Jáchym Topol (b. 1962), Nightwork, evokes the gloomy atmosphere in a Czech border village at the time of the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact armies – a turning point in our history. Two brothers, Ondra and Kamil, have been “tucked away” there by their father, who pursues an unidentified secret mission and cannot take care of his sons. Consequently, the boys become the village’s “property”, and serve as the channel through which the exacerbated collective memory flows. Within several August days, depicted by Topol in his singular imaginative style, we seem to find ourselves in the vicinity of all the major events that a typical Czech village might have experienced – war, displacement, collectivisation, but also witch hunts, pogroms, carnival orgies. In Topol’s novel, history and timelessness intersect in an alarming, nerve-wrecking dance. The task of transferring this dance to the stage will be quite a challenge for the director Jan Mikulášek.

Approximate running time:
2 hour, no intermission.

With English subtitles based on Marek Tomin’s translation of Jáchym Topol’s novel Nightwork, published by Portobello Books in 2014.


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