n order to punish a young aristocrat a canny and cruel jester king decides to transform him into a jester. With the help of his companions in a jesters´ retirement home he subjects the novice to lessons helping him to discover his jester self. But before a new jester can be born, he must undergo a ritual.
In this follow up to Bolek Polívka’s now legendary play The Jester and the Queen, in which he starred alongside his wife, Polívka recreates his most famous role to pass the mantle on to his son Vladimír. Acting on the stage together for the first time, the father and son relationship provides an insight into their personal chemistry enriching this poetic comedy with black humour and captivating improvisations. Long Live the King!
Author: Bolek Polívka
Director: Bolek Polívka
With: Bolek Polívka, Vladimír Polívka, Michal Chovanec, Ondřej Klíč, Jaromír Barin Tichý, Jiří Fretti Pfeifer, David Rotter
Scenography: Jaroslav Milfajt
Costumes: Eva Jiřikovská
Music: David Rotter
Production: Marie Navrátilová
Photo: Jiří Salik Sláma
130 min + intervall
16 November 2018, 7.30 pm
17 November 2018, 7.30 pm
Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2AJ
The play will be performed in Czech with English surtitles
Organized in collaboration with the Bolek Polivka Theatre and Pishter Ltd.