A tragicomedy about people who may still be alive
Due to the government shutdown are the box offices of the National Theatre closed from 27th of December, 2020.
2 hours 15 minutes, 1 intermission 20 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.
By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.