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15th September - Dealer's Choice by Patrick Marber

Dealer’s Choice is the début work of Patrick Marber, known in the Czech Republic for his plays Closer and Howard Katz, amongst others.
The employees of one London restaurant meet every Sunday in the restaurant basement for a round of poker. One day a mysterious man, who turns out to be a professional poker player, turns up. The restaurant owner invites him to the poker table. A tense round of poker starts where cards aren’t the only issue at stake.
The 1995 staging of the play, directed by the author, won the prestigious Evening Standard Award in theatre for Comedy of the Year.

“Marber is a unique author. I wouldn’t say that he’s the best, but he is a genius. His plays deal with issues that I have to deal with in my own life. Social frustration is the inability to confront the state with the injustice that occurs.”
Jiří Pokorný in conversation with Český rozhlas

“I like that British sharpness, that ability to talk about things as if they’re calm, while being incredibly tense inside.”
Václav Neužil (‘Mugsy’) in conversation with radio station Český rozhlas

For the role of Mugsy, Václav Neužil was awarded the 2011 Thalia Award.

16th September - Ucpanej System

THE SWEARIEST PLAY IN DD'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.

The Dejvické divadlo’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. 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.

Daniel Majling’s stage adaptation is created with a remarkable sensitivity to Irvine Welsh’s poetics and yet it makes an entirely distinctive work.

Dejvicke Theatre in Manchester Dates & Tickets

18:00

Saturday

15 Sep

2018

The Dancehouse Theatre

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18:00

Sunday

16 Sep

2018

The Dancehouse Theatre

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