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Drama

Speech to the Nation

Ascanio Celestini
The New Stage
Contemporary social topic
Modern adaptation

Dear spectators,

The National Theatre operates at full capacity and all purchased tickets remain valid. However, it is obligatory to wear a face mask or other similar protection of the nose and mouth inside the theatre.

Spectators entrance, stay in the theatre and the subsequent exit is organized by the theatre staff in a special mode so that the visitors of the individual sectors are separated from each other and do not have to meet even in the areas of refreshments, restrooms or cloak rooms.

Thank you for respecting the government regulations and we look forward to seeing you.

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    October 2020

    Monday 5. 10.
    20:00

    Canceled

    Tuesday 20. 10.
    20:00

    Canceled
    November 2020

    Sunday 8. 11.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    Tuesday 17. 11.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    December 2020

    Monday 7. 12.
    20:00

    Last 5 tickets left

    Thursday 17. 12.
    20:00

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    January 2021

    Friday 15. 1.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    Monday 25. 1.
    20:00

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    February 2021

    Monday 15. 2.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    March 2021

    Tuesday 16. 3.
    20:00

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    Monday 22. 3.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    Basic information

    Venue

    The New Stage

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 45 minutes, no intermission

    Language

    In Czech

    Premiere

    June 6, 2019

    Speech to the Nation is a book comprising over 40 of Celestini’s short essays, which also served as the basis of the author’s own theatre performance. The stage director Petra Tejnorová’s production of the same name will be a variation on the book’s theme.

    Cast

    • 2020-2021

    Creatives

    Translation
    Tereza Sieglová
    Stage director
    Petra Tejnorová
    Dramaturgy
    Jan Tošovský
    Video - technical cooperation
    Dominik ŽižkaErik Bartoš
    Lighting design
    Tomáš Morávek
    Interactive design
    Aleš Zemene

    About

    The Italian writer, dramatist, director and actor Ascanio Celestini (b. 1972) has been ranked among the followers of the trend represented by the famous versatile artist Dario Fo. A representative of narrative theatre, toying with the language, words and their meanings, his witty, provocative, often moving and stirring texts hone in on the contemporary world, its antagonisms and invisible nooks – be they social inequality, child labour, the impending environmental disaster or corruption in government. 

    Official photos: Jan Hromádko

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

    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 nearby secure car parks:
    Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
    Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

    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.

     

    Buffets on the New Stage

    Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.

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    Speech to the Nation Programme

    A booklet for the production of Speech to the Nation

    110 Kč

    Only 4 items in stock