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Drama

Colonel Švec

Rudolf Medek, Jiří Havelka, Marta Ljubková

A story of a hero who was to be forgotten.

The New Stage
Suitable for graduation

Basic information

Venue

The New Stage

Approximate running time

1 hour 40 minutes, no intermission

Language

In Czech

Premiere

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?

Cast

  • 2022-2023

Creatives

About

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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Poster Colonel Švec

A poster for the production of Colonel Švec

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Practical information

Where to buy tickets

The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 August at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of January 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.

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.

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.

 

Buffets on the New Stage

Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.