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16 Nov 2018 - 17 Nov 2018

Bolek Polívka Theatre: The Jester and the Son

A canny and experienced jester king is entrusted with transforming a young aristocrat into a jester. Under his tutelage - and with the help of his companions - the novice is subjected to lessons through which he gradually discovers his jester self. But before a new jester can be born, he must undergo a ritual.

“Knowing neither mother nor father, he was raised in an institution for abandoned aristocratic children, brought up as a knight and transformed into a jester - all as punishment and in seven scenes. Held captive by buffoonish geriatrics, he was too beautiful to be a jester in the dotard-dumps of history.” Bolek Polívka

Author: Bolek Polívka
Director: Bolek Polívka
With: Bolek Polívka, Vladimír Polívka, Michal Chovanec, Ondřej Klíč, Jaromír Barin Tichý, Jiří Fretti Pfeifer, David Rotter
Scenography: Jaroslav Milfajt
Costumes: Eva Jiřikovská
Music: David Rotter
Production: Marie Navrátilová
Photo: Jiří Salik Sláma
130 min + intervall

16 November 2018, 7.30 pm
17 November 2018, 7.30 pm

Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2AJ

Tickets: £25.00

Online booking

The play will be performed in Czech with English surtitles 

Organized in collaboration with the Bolek Polivka Theatre and Pishter Ltd.



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Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2AJ


From: 16 Nov 2018
To: 17 Nov 2018


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