Divadlo Drak´s production is inspired by the remarkable life and work of the cinematic pioneer Gerges Méliés. It takes us to the enticing setting of magicians, tricks and magic. The magic tricks that Méliés was the first to use in a film medium, in an unbelievably imaginative manner we might add, still have their artistic poetry today.
And, above all, thera are many who have followed in his footsteps.
Even death comes up short in Méliés´world full of boundless imagination, since celluloid, illusion and fantasy are weapons that seem to be able to defeat even the Grim Reaper himself… Or can they? We will find out when the story of the fascinating life of the greatest film magician of all time ends.
About the company
DRAK Theatre performs its plays for the whole family. So all generations of theatre-goers, from infants up to their grandmothers and grandfathers, can meet in the auditorium. For more than fifty years of its existence Drak Theatre has earned an exceptional reputation both in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Divadlo Drak Hradec Králové / Drak Theatre Hradec Králové
Poslední trik Georgese Méliése
Names of authors
Jiří Havelka, Marek Zákostelecký
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Number of travelling persons
Awards and special mentions
Festival Skupova Plzeň 2014: Award for directing of the performance – Jiří Havelka, Award for set design – Marek Zákostelecký
No language barrier
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