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6 Nov 2016 19:30

Dejvické Theatre: A Blockage in the System

A Blockage in the System is based on the short story collection The Acid House written by the well-known Scottish novelist Irvine ‘Trainspotting’ Welsh. Daniel Majling's stage adaptation, while centered only on one of the stories, paints a sensitive portrayal of Edinburgh's underbelly and keeps Welsh's poetics fresh. Given the Alfred Radok Award, the top Czech theatre award for the Best Play and the Best Actor (ivan trojan) in 2012, it is considered the most vulgar play in Dejvické Theatre's history.

written by: Irvine Welsh/Daniel Majling
Directed by: Michal Vajdička
Actors: Ivan Trojan, Václav Neužil, Miroslav Krobot, Martin Myšička / Pavel Šimčík, Martin Pechlát, Jaroslav Plesl,  Hynek Čermák / Matěj Hádek, Petr Vršek, Jana Holcová, Klára Melíšková, Lenka Krobotová

The abstract in the second Czech edition of the book published in 2008 says:
(...) It is Welsh’s second book, full of “pictures of the scum’s social life”. And he lived up to his reputation, examining again the dark corners of the world and a soul. (...) Being a member of the Edinburgh’s working class, the narrator talks big, his language is horrifying, full of vulgarisms, slang phrases, mangled and pseudowords but it is by no means drab and boring. That’s because there is humor in it, although it is rather black, cynical and brutal - but is there another way to describe the real life? And there is also one rule - that there’s no happy ending among the short stories and that it has never been so bad that it couldn’t be worse.

THE RUDEST PLAY IN DEJVICKÉ THEATRE'S HISTORY!
Considering a great number of swear words that are an essential part of dialogues of the play, it is not suitable for spectators younger than 15 years and the ones particulary sensitive to such way of speaking






Ivan Trojan nominated for the Thalia Awards


„By far Prague‘s funniest play in years“
Vladimír Mikulka, Respekt


„Incredibly coarse, vulgar and entertaining“
Vojtěch Varyš, Týden



About Dejvické Theatre
In October 2017, Dejvické Theatre  will celebrate the quarter of a century that has passed since its founding. During that time it has built a reputation as one of the most popular and most visited Czech theatres. The consistently sold-out theatre offers performances of different genres that have a common denominator: good theatre, with clarity and an emphasis on acting personalities. Since its inception, the theatre has been theatre of the year five times, and a number of major awards have been won not only by plays but also by individual artists, with nominations every year.
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Admission:
£20 - £25 + £1.90 booking fee
Online booking


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Part of Made in Prague Festival
5 Nov - 2 Dec 2016
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Venue:

Greenwood Theatre (King´s College), 55 Weston Street, London, SE1 3RA

Date

6 Nov 2016 19:30

Organizer:

Czech Center


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