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Drama

Oedipus Rex

Author: Sophocles

“You are the killer you are seeking!”

The National Theatre
Suitable for graduation
Famous draft
Modern adaptation
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    September 2021

    Saturday 18. 9.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation
    Famous draft
    Modern adaptation

    Thursday 23. 9.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation
    Famous draft
    Modern adaptation

    Friday 24. 9.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Drama with English subtitles
    Suitable for graduation
    Famous draft

    Sunday 26. 9.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation
    Famous draft
    Modern adaptation

    Basic information

    Venue

    The National Theatre

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 45 minutes, no intermission

    Language

    In Czech

    Premiere

    December 5, 2019

    We released a music album!
    We released a music album!

    You can now listen to Jakub Kudláč's original compositions as a soundtrack.

    The album is available for free on Supraphonline and all available streaming platforms.

    King Oedipus could be envied by many for his good fortune – after defeating the Sphinx by solving her riddle, he became a respected ruler of Thebes and established an extensive family. By and large, he was a darling of the Gods! Yet an abrupt downfall followed. The learned past is always part of the present, and hence the gifts of Fate can only be assessed retrospectively…

    Cast

    • 2021-2022

    About

    The Ancient Greek playwright Sophocles’ tragedy retells the old fable of the cruel lot of the man who unknowingly kills his father and marries his own mother, thus fulfilling the prophecy of the Oracle of Delphi. It is a story of a king who must install order, even at the price of his self-destruction.

    Official photos: Patrik Borecký

    WARNING: We use tobacco products and special smoke and olfactory effects.

     

    BONUSES:

    • We released a musical album called Král Oidipús (Oedipus Rex), where you can find the original songs composed by Jakub Kudláč. The album is available for free on Supraphonline and all available streaming platforms.
    • We shot a video for one of the main songs, Člověk je nic / Mortal Man is Nothing, directed by JQr.

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre offers tickets for August –⁠ November 2021

    Tickets for November on sale from August1st.

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.

    Parking at the National Theater

    While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage You can use nearby secure car parks:
    Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
    Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

    From the beginning of April 2020, the underground car park is closed due to reconstruction. The length of the reconstruction is estimated at a year and a half.

     

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

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