Dear customer, we are sorry but your browser doesn't support all necessary features for good site view. Please switch to one of the modern browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox).
Drama

Bílá Voda (White Water)

Kateřina Tučková

Premiere performances: 9 and 10 May 2024 at the Estates Theatre

The Estates Theatre
Premiere production
English surtitles

Choose date

  • May
  • June
  • September
  • November
  • December
  • May 2025
    May 2024

    Tuesday 7. 5.
    11:00

    Booking not started yet

    Featured programme ND+
    Dress rehearsal
    Premiere production
    Booked

    Wednesday 8. 5.
    11:00

    Tickets available

    Featured programme ND+
    Dress rehearsal
    Premiere production

    Wednesday 8. 5.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Preview
    Premiere
    Premiere production
    English surtitles

    Thursday 9. 5.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Featured programme ND+
    1. premiere
    Premiere production
    English surtitles
    Premiere

    Friday 10. 5.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    2. premiere
    Premiere
    Premiere production
    English surtitles

    Wednesday 22. 5.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Premiere production
    English surtitles

    Thursday 23. 5.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Premiere production
    English surtitles

    Friday 24. 5.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Featured programme ND+
    Premiere production
    English surtitles
    June 2024

    Friday 7. 6.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Premiere production
    English surtitles

    Saturday 15. 6.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Premiere production
    English surtitles

    Thursday 20. 6.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Premiere production
    English surtitles
    September 2024

    Sunday 22. 9.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Premiere production
    English surtitles

    Friday 27. 9.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Premiere production
    English surtitles
    Children's Theatre Club
    November 2024

    Tuesday 19. 11.
    19:00

    Currently subscription sale only More about subscription

    Premiere production
    English surtitles
    December 2024

    Monday 16. 12.
    19:00

    Currently subscription sale only More about subscription

    Premiere production
    English surtitles

    Tuesday 17. 12.
    19:00

    Currently subscription sale only More about subscription

    Premiere production
    English surtitles
    May 2025

    Wednesday 7. 5.
    19:00

    Currently subscription sale only More about subscription

    Premiere production
    English surtitles

    Saturday 24. 5.
    14:00

    Currently subscription sale only More about subscription

    Premiere production
    English surtitles
    Children's Theatre Club

    Basic information

    Venue

    The Estates Theatre

    Language

    In Czech, surtitles in English

    Premiere

    May 9, 2024

    Every ideology simply speaks the language it has created.

    Cast

    • 2023-2024
    • 2024-2025

    Creatives

    Dramatisation
    Daniel Majling
    Stage director
    Michal Vajdička
    Translation and Dramaturgy
    Ilona Smejkalová
    Movement coach
    Laco Cmorej

    About

    Bílá Voda – a mountain village where crowds of believers used to flock to beg for help from a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary. Today, Lena Lagner, a frustrated and unhappy woman, comes here to escape her past. She is taken in by several peculiar nuns, headed by nun Evarista. Lena studies the dusty records of the monastery and soon realises that the demons shadowing the history of the local nuns are far from gone and burden her own fate as well. The most difficult battle must be fought at home field... The latest novel by Kateřina Tučková, whose book The Last Goddess ranks among the most successful contemporary Czech books, narrates the history of women’s religious orders under the communist regime, which is an often-overlooked chapter of the Czech history, and the place of women in the Catholic Church.

    Czechs are considered the most atheistic nation in the world; in fact, only about one-third of our country's population professes any religion. One percent of Czechs are even “conscious atheists who reject the existence of a God they know something about”. The truth is that we tend to believe in various ideologies to make for the lacking belief in God. Even today, many people would not hesitate to put a sharp end to the institution that was responsible for the Inquisition, the Crusades and the Wars of Religion. Nonetheless, are those who fight against Evarista fanatics who have been given the chance to release their inherent sadism, or are their acts driven by true belief in making the world a better, safer, freer and happier place?

    Slovak playwright Daniel Majling says that every ideology simply speaks the language it has created – and he wants to conceive his theatrical adaptation in this sense.

    Share

    Partners
    Bílá Voda (White Water)
    The National Theatre Benefactors’ Club

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. We are currently selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika taking place in April-September 2024.


    When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    What to wear?

    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

    Parking at the Estates Theatre

    Unfortunately, there is no parking near The Estates Theater. You can use the guarded parking lot in the Kotva shopping center (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).

    Buffets at the Estates Theater

    No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

    Menu (PDF, 60 kB)