Prague TV Fringe Picks 2009

Entering its 8th year, the Prague Fringe returns to Mala Strana with 34 companies, 200 performances, and 9 days of revelry.


Want to know what's really hot this year? Read the reviews... 

 (Missing below is one show that many people are buzzing about: Crying Cherry.  Read the review here...

Prague TV's agents around town have provided us with some pre-week insider picks:

Kubrilesque: Or a burlesque tribute to Stanley Kubrick
Cherry Kiss Burlesque
| 22:30 - 23:30 Divadlo Na Pradle (22-30th)

Righty right my dear droogs, don't miss this one.  2001, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket... Direct from Hollywood, the girls of Cherry Kiss Burlesque present a celebration of Stanley Kubrick (and pasties).

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| 19:30 - 20:30 Divadlo Na Pradle (22-23rd, 29-30)

The newly formed group, Akanda, presents their wild rock and roll ride, Katatonika, at Divadlo na Pradle both weekends.  Described as a story of angst, misbegotten lust, and how the abnormal attains normality.  

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At the Edge of Vaudeville
Canarsie Suite Productions | 21:00 - 22:00 Divadlo Inspirace (22-30th)

As the Vaudeville era closes, the gilded dreams of performing duo Birdie & Gladys begin to unravel at the seams. Song and dance, clown lead Canarsie Suite along the edge of farce and drama.

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| Show times

Cactus – the seduction...
Jonno Katz  | 22:30 - 23:30 Divadlo Inspirace (22-23rd, 26-30th)

Described as a unique, physically devised, solo show which treads the line of comedy, theatre and performance art. Sold-out at Fringes all over Canada. And also in Melbourne.

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In a Thousand Pieces
The Paper Birds | 21:00 - 22:00 Divadlo Na Prádle (25-30th)

The award-winning Paper Birds return to Prague. In a Thousand Pieces tells the physical and visual tale of an Eastern European girl brutally forced into the British sex trade. Accompanied by live piano.

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The Pen and Sword
Grieb - Striebling Productions | 18:00 - 19:00 Divadlo Na Prádle (22-25th)

The Pen and Sword explores the complications of having a death sentence placed on your head. With Adam Stewart, Antaress Felken, Gerry Turner, James Lambert, Nicole Grisco and Peter Hosking.

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 Running Friday 22nd through Sunday the 30th performers from across the globe are set to delight festival-goers with an eclectic mix of theatre, cabaret, and music. Acts from as far a field as Australia, Canada, Scotland, Norway and Israel will set up camp in the Festival's 7 unique venues.

'The Fringe is a well-swirled mixing pot of international performance, with late night burlesque, verse, circus skills, dance, music, spoken word, comedy, cabaret and improvisation. No matter what your taste there's sure to be something to appeal to everyone' says festival director Steven Gove. 'Including for the first time at the Prague Fringe - live painting.'

The festival runs from May 22nd to the 30th.


Full programme
Festival venues (with festival map)


Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at Divadlo Na Prádle, online from Ticketsteam, or at the performance venue starting 45 min before the performances that day.

Cost: 150 CZK | 50 CZK for students

TIP: Fringe vouchers (available from Ticketstream) are a special offer of 5 shows for the price of 4.

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