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The Farewell Party

Eliška Říhová
The New Stage

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  • November
  • January 2023
    November 2022

    Saturday 19. 11.

    Sold out

    Sunday 20. 11.

    Tickets available

    January 2023

    Monday 16. 1.

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    Tuesday 17. 1.

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    Wednesday 18. 1.

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    Basic information


    The New Stage

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 30 minutes, no intermission


    In Czech


    June 2, 2022


    • 2022-2023


    Stage director
    Eliška Říhová
    Marta Ljubková
    Music and Sound Design
    Jan Burian Jr.
    Lighting design
    František Fabián
    Sets assistant
    Marianna Bouřilová


    Traditions. How to live, keep and pass them on, or rather abandon them in the name of the new world. This is the main theme of the new play by a young playwright Eliška Říhová, which will be performed in the world premiere at the New Stage. The theme presents multiple layers, from the viewpoint of the old and younger generations. One of them opens a seemingly simple situation. A group of young people sharing a flat find a goose in the freezer and discuss what to do with it. They cannot even imagine preparing it as a traditional Sunday roast.

    The question is, what do you do with a goose when being vegan is becoming the new normal? Is the tradition of Sunday as a festive day tenable? Is it ok to throw away the grandma’s armchair, and do we have the right to insist that our offspring carry on our rubbish? Is it possible to reinvent traditions anew, from the scratch?

    Official photos: Petr Neubert

    WARNING: Part of the performance counts with standing audience and part with sitting in the scenography or on the ground, if necessary (which might be both less comfortable). Please think of possible discomfort when choosing your clothes and shoes. Disabled viewers with limited mobility or using wheelchairs will be taken care of.

    Photo and video gallery


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    The Farewell Party Programme

    A booklet for the production of The Farewell Party

    100 Kč

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

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

    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 again the underground car park of the National Theatre. Information and a parking fee.


    Buffets on the New Stage

    Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.