The Blue Bird

Drama - by Maurice Maeterlinck - The Estate Theatre

By Prague National Theatre

An adventurous voyage towards the soul of the things and beings around us, the seeking itself being the destination

The Blue Bird (2015/2015) by Maurice MaeterlinckPrague National Theatre

The Blue Bird (2015/2015) by Maurice MaeterlinckPrague National Theatre

The Blue Bird as the desire for ephemeral, ungraspable happiness.

Jana Pidrmanová

The Blue Bird (2015/2015) by Maurice MaeterlinckPrague National Theatre

An adventurous voyage towards the soul of the things and beings around us, the seeking itself being the destination –

Filip Kaňkovský, Lucie Juřičková, Pavlína Štorková

The Blue Bird (2015/2015) by Maurice MaeterlinckPrague National Theatre

Only during this seeking can the two central characters come to comprehend that human relations and compassion are that which can bring us the Blue Bird of Happiness.

Filip Kaňkovský, Pavlína Štorková

The Blue Bird (2015/2015) by Maurice MaeterlinckPrague National Theatre

Radúz Mácha, Filip Kaňkovský, Pavlína Štorková,
Martina Preissová, Jana Pidrmanová

The Blue Bird (2015/2015) by Maurice MaeterlinckPrague National Theatre

Filip Kaňkovský, Lucie Juřičková, Pavel Batěk, Pavlína Štorková, Radúz Mácha

The Blue Bird (2015/2015) by Maurice MaeterlinckPrague National Theatre

The best-known text written by the Flemish symbolist Maurice Maeterlinck, a Nobel Prize-winner, is one of the most impressive allegories of global literature, reaching out both to adults and children.

Ondřej Pavelka, Lucie Juřičková, Filip Kaňkovský, Martina Preissová, Pavlína Štorková

The Blue Bird (2015/2015) by Maurice MaeterlinckPrague National Theatre

Pavlína Štorková, Filip Kaňkovský,
Lucie Juřičková

The Blue Bird (2015/2015) by Maurice MaeterlinckPrague National Theatre

Martina Preissová, Filip Kaňkovský, Pavlína Štorková

The Blue Bird (2015/2015) by Maurice MaeterlinckPrague National Theatre

Pavlína Štorková, Filip Kaňkovský, Václav Postránecký

The Blue Bird (2015/2015) by Maurice MaeterlinckPrague National Theatre

The author’s fertile imagination, reviving the world around us, inspires theatre-makers to opulent staging and affords a great spectacle to everyone who likes being enchanted.

Václav Postránecký

The Blue Bird (2015/2015) by Maurice MaeterlinckPrague National Theatre

The Blue Bird (2015/2015) by Maurice MaeterlinckPrague National Theatre

The Blue Bird (2015/2015) by Maurice MaeterlinckPrague National Theatre

Pavlína Štorková

The Blue Bird (2015/2015) by Maurice MaeterlinckPrague National Theatre

Pavlína Štorková, Filip Kaňkovský

Credits: Story

Translation: Šárka Belisová, Alena Morávková
Stage director: Štěpán Pácl
Sets: Andrej Ďurík
Costumes: Iva Němcová, Lucia Škandíková, Tereza Kopecká
Dramaturgy: Jan Tošovský
Music: Jakub Kudláč
Motion cooperation: Veronika Knytlová

Photo by Pavel Nesvadba

Duration of the performance: 2 hours and 20 minutes, 1 intermission

Credits: All media
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