Theatre in Dlouha
Divadlo v Dlouhé is a repertoire theatre with a permanent group of actors established in 1996 as a set financed by the Municipality of Prague. The group of actors comprises graduates of the Theatre Academy of Musical Arts, part of the actors have studied in the Department of Alternative and Marionette Theatre of this Academy. The young group is highly talented in terms of movement and music. This makes it possible for the directors to use marionette elements in addition to live music and singing in the plays.
Divadlo v Dlouhé cannot be assigned to any genre category: our repertoire includes great dramatic stories just as it includes farces, scenic ballet ballads, non-traditional cabaret or a singing performance for children. We devote regular attention to the child viewers – we annually hold the “Children in Dlouhá / Dítě v Dlouhé” festival at which we feature the most interesting plays for children’s theatre.
Divadlo v Dlouhé has won many awards from critics since 1996: it was nominated several times for best Czech Theatre of the Year, two of our plays (Don Juan and Faust, Sestra Úzkost) won the best play of the year award, other plays were nominated for this prestigious award. Our plays regularly get points in various critic surveys, the performance of the actors in our plays usually also receive awards as well as the work of the set designers and costume designers. Last but not least to us is he interest of the public – the number of visitors to our theatre is approximately ninety percent.