National Theatre

When the British writer and naturalist Gerald Durrell’s book The Talking Parcel was published in 1974, he unveiled to his readers Mythologia, a wondrous realm in which mythical beings and animals live, marvellous plants grow, a land governed by unusual natural laws. Several decades later, in 2009, a team headed by Marko Ivanović and Petr and Matěj Forman decided to continue in Durrell’s research. In the underground of the National Theatre they discovered a secret gate to Mythologia, which they named Enchantia, and began exploring what had happened there since Durrell’s time. Our team found out that the mythical creatures communicate among themselves by means of song, and that once every fifty years they gather at a grand ceremony at which new inhabitants are recorded in the magical Singing Book. Our researchers have persuaded the mythical creatures to appear on the National Theatre stage so as to be introduced to child/adult audiences. Set out with us to Enchantia and witness the mythical animals and creatures’ ceremony, and explore the mysterious underground of the National Theatre! Come and listen to how they in Enchantia sing!

Duration of the performance: 1 hour and 30 minutes, no intermission

Premiere: January 14 and 15, 2012

Venue info

National Theatre

Dress code

Theatre is a cultural institutution. Respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing.

It is obligatory to wear a face mask or other similar protection of the nose and mouth inside the theatre.
Spectators entrance, stay in the theatre and the subsequent exit is organized by the theatre staff in a special mode so that the visitors of the individual sectors are separated from each other and do not have to meet even in the areas of refreshments, restrooms or cloak rooms.

Thank you for respecting the government regulations and we look forward to seeing you.

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