Drama The Estates Theatre

Like a Razor (Němcová)

Lenka Lagronová
The femme fatale of Czech revivalist society. A woman who surpassed her time. A story of someone who may live here and now.

This performance was canceled!


Stage director: Štěpán Pácl
Dramaturgy: Milan Šotek
Sets: Andrej Ďurík
Costumes: Daniela Klimešová
Music: Jakub Kudláč
Lighting design: Martin Špetlík

Dear theatre-goers, Please accept our sincere apologies for the cancellation of performance Like a razor (Němcová) on March 4th from 7 pm at the Estates Theatre because of operational reasons. We will, of course, return the full price of the ticket, and will also be happy to help you with selecting a performance on another date. If you purchased your tickets: By card payment online or through credit transfer: You need not do anything; we will refund the amount automatically to your account, no later than within 14 days. At National Theatre box offices: Upon presenting the valid ticket/s within 14 days from the date of the cancelled performance, we will refund the amount at one of our box offices. Cash on delivery: We will contact you. We can either send the amount to you through Czech Post or by means of a credit transfer to your account. At our contractual dealers (ColosseumTicket, Bohemia Ticket, Ticketportal, Ticketpro, Ticket Art): The price will be paid back to you at the place where you purchased the ticket/s. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us:; +420 224 901 448 (Monday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm)

All of you know her name, but be honest: When was the last time you actually read something by her? The femme fatale of Czech revivalist society, mother of four children, author of short stories and novellas, collector of folk literature, a woman who surpassed her time. She was appropriated by the ideologues of Communist propaganda, she served as the subject for a number of films and literary works. Today, however, we are mainly excited about Božena Němcová’s personal life. Lenka Lagronová, one of the most acclaimed Czech playwrights, strives to view Němcová through a contemporary lens, regarding her as an extraordinary artist, albeit one complex in many respects. Her play is not one focusing on the biography of a long-dead writer; instead it presents a story about someone who may well be living in the here and now. Lagronová penned her text directly for the National Theatre.

Approximate running time, including intermission: 2 hours, 50 minutes,
one 20-minute intermission.


This production is not performed at the present time.

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