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Let the Right One In (Ať vejde ten pravý)

19:00 John Ajvide Lindqvist, Jack Thorne
Main hall
English supertitles
Švandovo Theatre Ensemble

Some invitations cannot be taken back. Adaptation of the cult novel on the border between a Nordic detective story, a vampire romance and a psychological drama.

Show Length: 2 hrs 10 min including intermission
Director: Jan Holec
Cast: Oskar Hes, Denisa Barešová, Tomáš Petřík, Jan Grundman, Marie Štípková, Jacob Erftemeijer, Tomáš Červinek, Petr Buchta, Matěj Anděl
Premiere Date: 29. 5. 2021

The dramatization of a Swedish novel famous for its successful film adaptation combines harsh horror scenes with a timeless love story and brings an unusual horror genre to the stage. 

Oskar is a bullied, lonely, teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends, when a spate of killings rocks the neighbourhood.

The drama inspired by the vampire myth unfolds in the style of Nordic detective stories, presents contradictory characters and encourages narration in eye-catching stage images. The story of the play draws on the fantastic motives of vampirism, but in its essence it is a psychological drama about growing up in a society in which all authorities fail. It is not disturbing for its bloody scenes but for the gradual manipulation of weak individuals on the margins of society who have turned against those with whom they are oppressed.

The successful adaptation, whose author Jack Thorne, has written, for example, a famous play from the world of Harry Potter, will be presented by the Švanda Theatre in its Czech premiere.

 

Presented in collaboration with Marla Rubin Productions Ltd.

 

CHARACTERS AND CAST
OSKAR: Oskar Hes
ELI: Denisa Barešová
HAKAN: Tomáš Petřík
HALMBERG/JIMMY: Jan Grundman
MOTHER: Marie Štípková
MICKE: Jacob Erftemeijer
JONNY: Tomáš Červinek
KURT/JOCKE: Petr Buchta
PAN AVILA/STEFAN/TORKEL: Matěj Anděl

PRODUCTION TEAM
AUTHOR: John Ajvide Lindqvist
DRAMATIZATION: Jack Thorne
TRANSLATION: Marie Špalová
DIRECTOR: Jan Holec
DRAMATURGY: David Košťák
STAGE DESIGN: Ján Tereba
MUSIC: Jiří Hájek
LIGHT DESIGN: Šimon Kočí
PRODUCTION: Tereza Marková
STAGE MANAGER AND ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR: Blanka Popková

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