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Colonel Švec

Rudolf Medek, Jiří Havelka, Marta Ljubková
The New Stage
Traditional adaptation
Suitable for graduation
For children
Popular title

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    November 2020

    Monday 16. 11.

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    Saturday 12. 12.

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    Tuesday 5. 1.

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    February 2021

    Friday 12. 2.

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    Tuesday 2. 3.

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    Basic information


    The New Stage

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 40 minutes, no intermission


    In Czech


    October 25, 2018

    A historical episode in 1918 served as the subject for a play that a decade later became a hit at the National Theatre. The tale of the Czechoslovak Legionnaires in Russia was again adapted for the stage in 1938. How would the true story of Colonel Josef Jiří Švec, adapted by the playwright Rudolf Medek, face up to the other ‘fateful eight’ years in Czechoslovak history?


    • 2020-2021



    The current rendition of the heroic Legionnaire play draws upon multimedia and documentary theatre and brings home the fate of the protagonist and the play itself alike. In its time, the play gave rise to fierce dispute and political struggle in its own right.

    The audience will thus be reminded not only the history of the Legions, who significantly impacted the foundation of Czechoslovakia, but also be presented with the possible other scenarios of historical development. The recollection will be celebratory, cautionary and ironic… 

    Official photos: Petr Neubert 

    WARNING: We use pyrotechnic effects and tobacco products during the performance.


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    Colonel Švec Programme

    A booklet for the production of Colonel Švec

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    Practical information

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    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.