The Beauty and the Beast
- May 2023
Wednesday 15. 6.Tickets available
Thursday 16. 6.Tickets available
Saturday 18. 6.Tickets available
Friday 14. 10.Tickets available
Saturday 15. 10.Tickets available
Sunday 16. 10.
Monday 17. 10.Tickets available
Thursday 20. 10.
Friday 21. 10.
Saturday 22. 10.Tickets available
Saturday 27. 5.
The National TheatreApproximate running time
1 hour 50 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutesLanguage
January 10, 2022
The story of a girl who falls in love with a monster, perceiving his inner self more than his – apparently – hideous face and body, is intended for children and adults alike.
An impoverished circus director picks up a rose in an enchanted garden belonging to a terrible Beast. The Beast gets angry and threatens to kill the trespasser – unless one of his daughters pays for the father’s sins. When the youngest daughter, the Beauty, decides to sacrifice herself, she cannot imagine the consequences of her actions.
The fairy tale Beauty and the Beast was published in 1972. It is the last finished work of the Czech poet and playwright František Hrubín to be performed at theatre during his live. Hrubín followed from a well-known ancient Indo-European legend and enriched it with his specific way of seeing the world. The story of a girl who falls in love with a beast because she can see his inner beauty and not only his – apparent – ugliness is not meant only for children.
Daniel Špinar, the artistic director of NT Drama, will stage this ageless archetypal legend as an enchanting spectacle – our story indeed takes place not only in the Beast’s mysterious house, but also in the derelict circus where the Beauty with her father and sisters live. Anna Fialová and David Prachař will play the main parts.
Official photos: Petr Neubert
WARNING: Suitable for audience from 10 years. We use strobe light and loud sound effects during the performance.
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Where to buy tickets
The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 May at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of October 2022.
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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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