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Drama

A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare

A magical play replete with motifs, entanglements and mysteries, which true theatre-goers must see at least once in their lifetime.

The National Theatre
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    September 2020

    Saturday 5. 9.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Basic information

    Venue

    The National Theatre

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 40 minutes, no intermission

    Language

    In Czech

    Premiere

    June 16, 2016

    The Bard’s classic comedy, which returns to the stage with each generation; a fantastic show of motifs, plots, mysteries and secrets, which true theatre-goers must see at least once in their lifetime. 

    Creatives

    Translation
    Jiří Josek
    Stage director
    Daniel Špinar
    Dramaturgy
    Milan Šotek
    Choreography
    Radim Vizváry
    Light design
    Martin Špetlík

    About

    Hermia is to marry Demetrius, yet she loves Lysander. The two lovers plan to elope, but they reveal their intention to Helena, who feels affection for Demetrius and convinces him to pursue them. The action is entered by Oberon, who receives from Puck a magic flower, evoking love in people…

    The chaotic story takes place during a midsummer night, when every slumber may bring forth a new dream. But where do such dreams end up – what do we actually remember from them? When the world around us begins spinning, it is hard to say where its boundaries are. 

    Official photos: Petr Neubert

    WARNING: We use special smoke effects during the performance.

    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.

    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.

     

    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.

    Buffets at the National Theater

    No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

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