CANCELLED: Who’s afraid of Brattberg? Theatre evening with The Returning


The Scandinavian House in Prague in cooperation with Masopust Theatre put on the stage Fredrik Brattberg’s The Returning as a part of the Nordic Theatre Evenings project. Karolina Stehlíková, a Nordic culture specialist, will shortly introduce the drama and its author beforehand.

The Returning is a story of a family, to which a long absent son returns. He is hungry and exhausted, his parents are very glad to see him again. This playful piece from 2011 is written in the style of the Theatre of the Absurd and inspired by the depersonified style of existentialism, which is typical for some of the current Nordic dramas. But it is also a parody of this style.

Fredrik Brattberg was awarded the most prestigious Norwegian drama prize, the Norwegian Ibsen Award for this play in 2012. His texts have been translated to more than twenty languages and are performed all over the world. His plays have already been introduced in the Czech Republic, namely in the Feste Theatre in Brno.

The intro begins at 18:00 in the foyer of the Na zábradlí Theatre.
The play begins at 19:00.

The entrance to the introduction is a part of the ticket for the whole play.

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Information for the members of the Scandinavian House: It is possible to get a ticket for one of the repeats of the performance in 2020 (the dates will be scheduled later) for a reduced price (150 CZK instead of 250 CZK). Get your ticket at the theatre’s cash desk, just remember to take your valid membership card with you!

Theatre Evenings or Who is afraid of…?

Photo: Zdeňka Valečková

In cooperation with selected theatres introducing texts of Scandinavian authors, the Scandinavian House has launched a series of Nordic Theatre Evenings. 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 are 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 provides 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 is an opportunity to discuss it together. The Theatre Evenings take place in different Prague and Brno theatres 2-4 times a year, depending on the current programmes.

The events are organized with the financial support of statutory town Brno, Prague City Hall and the Ministry of Culture in the Czech Republic.