National Theatre

The Blue Bird

A fairy tale for children, a symbolic story for adults. A play about seeking happiness which may be surprisingly nearby.


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4:00 PM

The Estates Theatre

Praha 1

100 - 290 CZK

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The Blue Bird as the desire for ephemeral, ungraspable happiness. An adventurous voyage towards the soul of the things and beings around us, the seeking itself being the destination – 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.

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. 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.

English subtitles are part of selected dates of only performance.


Cast: Pavlína Štorková (Mytyl), Filip Kaňkovský (Tyltyl), Jan Bidlas and others.

Soloists of the National Theatre Drama

Length 130 minutes
English subtitles
Wheelchair access
Break 1x20 minutes
Maurice Maeterlinck
Stage director
Štěpán Pácl
Jan Tošovský

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