Dejvické Theatre A Blockage in the System


Dejvické Theatre’s play A Blockage in the System is based on a short story collection The Acid House written by the well-known Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh. Daniel Majling’s stage adaptation is created with a remarkable sensitivity to Irvine Welsh’s poetics and yet it makes an entirely distinctive work. Awarded by Alfred Radok Award for the best play in 2012.

written by: Irvine Welsh/Daniel Majling Directed by: Michal Vajdička Actors: Ivan Trojan, Václav Neužil, Miroslav Krobot, Martin Myšička / Pavel Šimčík, Martin Pechlát, Jaroslav Plesl, Hynek Čermák / Matěj Hádek, Petr Vršek, Jana Holcová, Klára Melíšková, Lenka Krobotová

The abstract in the second Czech edition of the book published in 2008 says: (…) It is Welsh’s second book, full of “pictures of the scum’s social life”. And he lived up to his reputation, examining again the dark corners of the world and a soul. (…) Being a member of the Edinburgh’s working class, the narrator talks big, his language is horrifying, full of vulgarisms, slang phrases, mangled and pseudowords but it is by no means drab and boring. That’s because there is humor in it, although it is rather black, cynical and brutal - but is there another way to describe the real life? And there is also one rule - that there’s no happy ending among the short stories and that it has never been so bad that it couldn’t be worse.

THE RUDEST PLAY IN DEJVICKÉ THEATRE'S HISTORY! Considering a great number of swear words that are an essential part of dialogues of the play, it is not suitable for spectators younger than 15 years and the ones particulary sensitive to such way of speaking

About Dejvické Theatre In October 2017, Dejvické Theatre will celebrate the quarter of a century that has passed since its founding. During that time it has built a reputation as one of the most popular and most visited Czech theatres. The consistently sold-out theatre offers performances of different genres that have a common denominator: good theatre, with clarity and an emphasis on acting personalities. Since its inception, the theatre has been theatre of the year five times, and a number of major awards have been won not only by plays but also by individual artists, with nominations every year.

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Czech Centre London

116 Long Acre
Covent Garden
+44 (0)20 7307 5180

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