Who is afraid of Andersen? Theatre Evening with the play AnderSen

As part of the Theatre Evenings project, the Scandinavian House in cooperation with the Na Zábradlí Theatre present an accompanying event which will follow the staging of AnderSen or Fantasy Will Drive Me Mad by Jan Mikulášek. After the performance, at about 8:45 PM, the audience will get an opportunity to enter the stage and get to know more about the scene. In addition there will be a discussion with theatre director Petr Štědroň and stage designer Marek Cpin. The accompanying programme will be moderated by Barbara Gregorová, a literary manager and a Nordic culture specialist.

The play is inspired by Andersen’s fairy tales, stories and children’s nightmares. In this fantasy world the fairy takes her own life, the forsaken little girl freezes to death on the street, the tin soldier melts and other sad outcomes get mingled with reality. A free interpretation of Andersen’s stories takes them closer to our world and the cruel reality.

The performace is not suitable for children.

There is no extra fee for the accompanying events programme.

In Czech

Theatre Evenings or Who is afraid of…?

In cooperation with selected theatres introducing texts of Scandinavian authors, the Scandinavian House launches a series of Nordic Theatre Evenings this year. We would like the audience to get a deeper insight into the Scandinavian drama, that might not be as popular as the Nordic crime fiction, but can become similarly addictive. Do not be afraid to start tracking the Nordic theatre in the Czech Republic! Unusual horizons and views of the Nordic landscape guaranteed. No need for skis.

The events will be organised as commented theatre performances and consist of e. g. a lecturer’s introduction before the performance or a discussion of a various kind, for example sharing of impressions of the play. The introduction will provide information about the author, the performed text and a broader context of the piece, or can even familiarise the audience with the performing tradition of more famous, repeatedly staged dramatic texts. After the performance, there will be an opportunity to discuss it together. The Theatre Evenings will take place in different Prague and Brno theatres 2-4 times a year, depending on the current programmes.


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