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Drama

The Beauty and the Beast

František Hrubín

Every creature can make a loved one beautiful...

The National Theatre
Suitable for graduation

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  • January 2023
  • February 2023
  • April 2023
  • May 2023
    January 2023

    Thursday 26. 1.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation
    English surtitles

    Friday 27. 1.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Saturday 28. 1.
    17:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Tuesday 31. 1.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation
    English surtitles
    February 2023

    Saturday 4. 2.
    14:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation
    April 2023

    Wednesday 5. 4.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Thursday 6. 4.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Saturday 8. 4.
    17:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Wednesday 12. 4.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Thursday 13. 4.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation
    May 2023

    Saturday 27. 5.
    14:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Saturday 27. 5.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Tuesday 30. 5.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Wednesday 31. 5.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Basic information

    Venue

    The National Theatre

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 50 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes

    Language

    In Czech

    Premiere

    January 10, 2022

     

    Suitable for audience from 10 years.

    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.

    Cast

    • 2022-2023

    Creatives

    Stage director
    Daniela Špinar
    Lighting design
    Karel Šimek
    Sound design
    Michal Cáb
    Choreography
    Václav Kuneš

    About

    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.

    The directress Daniela Špinar has staged 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: We use strobe light and loud sound effects during the performance.
    Suitable for audience from 10 years.

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

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

    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.

     

    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

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