The Night Season
A tragicomedy about people who may still be alive
The Estates TheatreApproximate running time
2 hours 15 minutes, 1 intermission (20 minutes) minutesLanguage
November 9, 2017
A bitter comedy from the part of Great Britain that is so dangerously similar to our home …
Or otherwise: there was once a father, who had two daughters and one mother-in-law. His wife has fled to London. The mother-in-law is vulgar, yet extraordinarily spontaneous. One of the daughters does not know what to do about herself, another dates a Marxist, and the third falls in love with an actor who has arrived to shoot a film about the poet Yeats. A standard British family, in whose life – tragic and comic alike – it is not difficult to recognise that of ourselves.
Official photos: Petr Neubert
WARNING: We use tobacco products during the performance.
Poems by W. B. Yeats in a translation by Jiří Valja are cited in the performance.
We would like to thank Jana Orlová for making a video used in the performance.
The performance uses a modified sequence from a video called Choppy Waves by Don Whitaker. Video is under Creative Commons license.
Photo and video gallery
Where to buy tickets
The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 February at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of July 2023.
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 Estates Theater
No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!
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