Prague Fringe Festival 2014
A feast of international theatre set to hit the stage at the Prague Fringe Festival – 23-31 May
There is no shortage of theatre in the Czech capital, but even in a city with more than 40 theatres, presided over by the spectacular National Theatre, it’s often in the tiniest and quirkiest of venues that you find a gem of a production. Enter the Prague Fringe Festival - now in it’s 13th year.
This year the Fringe will present 36 productions from 13 countries, including of course home-grown talent. The Fringe is staged in a string of intimate venues in the beautiful Mala Straná district of the central city, against a backdrop of the stunning Prague Castle. Performers from countries including Great Britain, Australia, USA and Canada, South Africa, Poland, Finland and The Netherlands will bring a heady mix of entertainment to an audience made-up of Czechs and visitors alike.
“The Fringe is not to be missed” says Director, Steve Gove. “On offer are nine packed days of theatre, comedy, music, dance, improv and the ever sociable “après-fringe” atmosphere. There’s something for all ages from multi-award winning South African sleight of hand expert, Stuart Lightbody to Australian beatbox and guitar sensations Tom Thum and Jamie MacDowell. Regular Fringe-goers come back year after year to enjoy the atmosphere and cram in as many shows as they can – with most productions only an hour long you can really make sure you take in a real mix – and you’ll be desperate to head to the bars to share your experience with other festival attendees and glean from them what to go see next” says Gove.
The Fringe has a team of Czech and English speaking staff to help guide you and offers great value with tickets only 150kc (100kc for students). There’s even a 5 shows for the price of 4 voucher on offer.
Naturally popular is the free Fringe Sunday event. Held at the Malostranská beseda on Sunday 25th May this is a great taster of what’s to come throughout the Festival with a variety of Fringe acts performing a 1 minute teaser of their show.
Fringe is an international phenomenon having started in the Scottish capital city of Edinburgh more than 60 years ago. The number of events continue to grow and there are now more than 50 Fringe Festivals around the world and Prague is becoming an increasingly popular choice for performers touring the circuit.
Check out the official Prafue Fringe Festival website!
Opera Review: Krakatit by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
Karel Čapek's novel predicting the nuclear arms race is also an opera
A Playdate With Marvelous Toys by Annie Friesen - Anglo American University (Foto: magnetický stůl - Ondrej Smeykal)
PLAY is open until June 30th @ Galerie Malostranská Beseda
National Gallery to be open over Easter by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: prague.eu)
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Cimrman set to conquer America by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The English version of a Jára Cimrman will be presented in the US for the first time
Through the Labyrinth of Normalization at Robert Guttmann Gallery by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The Jewish community was branded as an enemy of the state after the 1968 invasion
Architecture of the VII Day at Dox Centre by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Igor Snopek - DOX)
Church construction in Poland was a form of protest against the government
No Man looks at Stalin's sculpture by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
A modern music drama takes on the sculpture and its absence
In the Realm of Humans: Jaroslav Kučera’s Silent Dialogues by Markéta Hrehorová - Anglo American University (Foto: Roman Kelbich)
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Eno's The Ship at Veletržní palác by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
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David Ives' All In The Timing at Kolowrat by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
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