The Garden

The New Stage

At the end of the street, behind a high wall, beyond a rusty gate. A blackthorn shrub. Wild roses. Tall grass. A rusty stove. The smell of rain. Ants. A gnome. A buried bird. A magnifying glass for kindling a fire. A spleeny tomcat. A tent with a hand torch, a biscuit and car lights on the tarp. A huge bathtub, full of water. Fireflies, pyjamas and a jar of jam. A message buried in the ground. An old plum tree, planted by the grandma. A scythe and bare feet. Wind in the eyes and glowing stones. Grass in a palm and a high whistle. The taste of iron of the tongue and … your memories. There, at the end of the street, behind a high wall and a rusty gate is your garden!
An original project marking the anniversary of the foundation of Laterna magika, a performance inspired by Jiři Trnka’s book of illustrations and the staging team members and dancers’ reminiscences of the gardens of their childhoods.

Recommended age: 7+

Script: Pavel Knolle, David Stránský, Štěpán Pechar, Lukáš Trpišovský
Stage director: Pavel Knolle
Choreography: David Stránský, Štěpán Pechar
Sets: Mikoláš Zika, Jan Brejcha
Costumes: Pavel Knolle
Dramaturgy: Lukáš Trpišovský
Music: Jan Šikl
Animation and projection: Erik Bartoš
Film creator and animation: Tereza Bartůňková

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes , 1 intermission 25 minutes

Premiere: 20 and 21 December 2018

Venue info

The New Stage

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.

Národní 4
Praha 1