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Drama

Manon Lescaut

Vítězslav Nezval

Manon is my reason that has flown away ... And how does the story of chevalier Des Grieux and his love continue?

The National Theatre
Czech Classic
Famous draft
Modern adaptation
Suitable for graduation

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 35 minutes, no intermission

Language

In Czech

Premiere

February 11, 2016

The singular story of love, both devoted and inconstant, a story abounding in tense twists and the engrossing world of knights, was brought to the National Theatre for the very first time, yet it has lost none of its forcibility and power.

Cast

  • 2020-2021

Creatives

Stage director
Daniel Špinar
Costumes
Marek Cpin
Motion cooperation
Palo Kršiak
Light design
Martin Špetlík

About

“The wonderful romance bewitched me when I was 15 years of age, and its imperceptible heroine would then visit my dreams,” so wrote Vítězslav Nezval about Abbé Prévost’s novel. The heroine’s name was Manon and owing to Nezval’s 1940 dramatisation we can now fret, love with passion and infinitely suffer again and again. 

Official photos: Patrik Borecký

WARNING: We use tobacco products and incense during the performance.

General media partner of the performance is Czech Television.

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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.