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Lunch at Wittgenstein

Thomas Bernhard

Premiere performances 7 and 8 November 2019

The Estates Theatre
Popular title
Contemporary social topic
Modern adaptation
Suitable for graduation

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    November 2020

    Monday 30. 11.

    Drama with English subtitles
    December 2020

    Tuesday 8. 12.


    Monday 14. 12.

    Drama with English subtitles
    January 2021

    Sunday 3. 1.


    Tuesday 26. 1.

    Ticket sales suspended

    Drama with English subtitles
    February 2021

    Monday 8. 2.

    Ticket sales suspended

    Sunday 21. 2.

    Ticket sales suspended

    March 2021

    Tuesday 2. 3.

    Ticket sales suspended

    Tuesday 30. 3.

    Ticket sales suspended

    Basic information


    The Estates Theatre

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 50 minutes, no intermission


    In Czech


    November 7, 2019

    What cannot be formulated in sayable propositions can only be shown – that is how we may paraphrase one of the statements of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, which served as inspiration for Thomas Bernhard, one of the major Austrian authors, for writing his play Ritter, Dene, Voss, which we have adapted under the title Lunch with Wittgenstein.


    • 2020-2021


    Three siblings epitomise the essence of the entire world, bringing to light their minor private hells, past injustices, shadows of the dead ancestors. The compelling psychological drama for three superb actors, which Czech theatres have to date tended to shun, provides a great opportunity for us to win over the National Theatre audiences to contemporary global art.

    Official photos: Petr Neubert

    WARNING: We use tobacco products during the performance. 

    We would like to thank the company Český porcelán for delivering the porcelain to this performance.


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