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Manon Lescaut - main campaign photo
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
Suitable for graduation

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

  • 2022-2023

Creatives

Stage director
Daniela Špinar
Costumes
Marek Cpin
Motion cooperation
Palo Kršiak
Lighting 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 sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 October at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of March 2023.


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.

Parking at the National Theater

While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage you can use again the underground car park of the National Theatre. Information and a parking fee.

 

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.

Buffets at the National Theater

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

Menu (PDF, 70 kB)