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Drama

Speech to the Nation

Ascanio Celestini

Why would anybody prefer screws to nails?

The New Stage
Modern adaptation
Current topic
Contemporary Theatre

The National Theatre offers tickets for June  – September 21. 

According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.

Tickets can be purchased on the website of the National Theatre and at the box offices of the National Theatre.  

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    October 2021

    Saturday 9. 10.
    20:00

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    Modern adaptation
    Current topic
    Contemporary Theatre

    Sunday 10. 10.
    20:00

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    Modern adaptation
    Current topic
    Contemporary Theatre

    Monday 11. 10.
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    Modern adaptation
    Current topic
    Contemporary Theatre

    Tuesday 12. 10.
    20:00

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    Modern adaptation
    Current topic
    Contemporary Theatre

    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
    • 2021-2021

    Creatives

    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

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    Speech to the Nation Programme

    A booklet for the production of Speech to the Nation

    110 Kč

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre offers tickets for June –⁠ September 2021

    Tickets for October on sale from July 1st.

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

    According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.

    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.

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    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.

     

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    Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.