Pride and Prejudice
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of
a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Thus reads the first sentence of
the best-known novel by the English author Jane Austen (1775–1817). The story,
set in the countryside, ironically depicts the relationships within a family,
and just as humorously treats the central problem of the parents – how to
marry off all five of their daughters. Mrs. Bennet deals with issues of manners,
upbringing, morality and marriage in the society of the landed gentry. The stiff
provincial atmosphere is stirred by the handsome, rich – and eligible –
Mr. Bingley and his friend, the taciturn, entertaining and waspish, Mr. Darcy,
who move to their neighbourhood. If Bingley likes the eldest Bennet daughter,
the beautiful Jane, what will happen to the second, Elizabeth? Is it possible to
fall in love against one’s will? The lambent, funny and forcible novel
affords the opportunity to dazzle to both the male and female members of the
National Theatre Drama company, while Austen’s intelligent humour, which
has captivated readers for more than two centuries, will certainly allure to the
theatre women … and men alike. After all, it is a truth universally
Premieres 24. and 25.11. 2016
Drama is staged in czech language.
Approximate running time, including intermission:
2 hours, 25 minutes, one 20-minute intermission.
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.