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Drama

Oedipus Rex

Author: Sophocles

“You are the killer you are seeking!”

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Dear spectators,
On 10th of May, the National Theatre launched a presale of tickets for June 2021.

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

Tickets can be purchased on the website of the National Theatre, the Main Box office of the National Theatre on the New Stage is reopened. The other box offices remain closed until further notice.

 

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

  • 2020-2021

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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Oedipus Rex Programme

A booklet for the production of Oedipus Rex.

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Practical information

Where to buy tickets

The National Theatre launched a pre-sale of tickets for June 2021

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

 

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.