10 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015
Czech Showcase @ Fringe 2015: Spitfire - Antiwords
Internationally acclaimed performance from Herald Angel Award winner Spitfire Company influenced by the works of Václav Havel, especially his play Audience and its legendary film adaptation. What happens when a brewer and a persecuted politician, alter ego of Václav Havel himself, meet on stage? Two actresses, a case of Czech beer, huge original masks and absurd humour. A hit in Berlin, Prague, Milan, Florence, Washington, New York, London, Peking and Oslo. 'Unique, powerful and highly recommended' (DC Metro). 'Artful. Brilliant. Irreverent. Simple, yet genius' (DCTheatreScene.com).
Aug 10-16, 18-23, 25-30 / 20:25
Summerhall (Venue 26), 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
Spitfire Company is an artistic platform that includes physical, visual, musical and dance theatre. It is currently one of the most progressive ensambles of author theatre in the Czech Republic. The works that are characteristic for the ensamble include features such as: emphasis of physical acting on the stage, experimenting with new theatrical features, existential imbalance of the figures, the trend of connecting different genres and finding new visual stimuli.
Herald Angel Award (awarded by British newspaper The Herald) for One Step Before the Fall performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013
Total Theatre Award (shortlist) (awarded by British physical theatre magazine Total Theatre) for One Step Before the Fall performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013
"a gut-wrenching tour-de-force" (Anne Brennan, The Herald)
“a powerful piece” (The Skinny)
Venue:Summerhall (Venue 26), 1 Summerhall, EH9 1PL
From: 10 Aug 2015
To: 30 Aug 2015
Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event