A Night at Karlstejn

A Night at Karlstejn

  • Genre Musical
  • Stage Music Theatre
  • Premiere22. June 2014
  • Length2:00 hod.
  • Number of reprises82
  • Price 710 - 760 Kč

legendary Czech musical

Jaroslav Vrchlický’s original comedy, which also inspired the creation of a famous film somewhat later, had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1884 and soon became very popular. Its fame increased even more after 1973, when Zdeněk Podskalský produced a musical film comedy of the same name which became one of the golden greats of Czech cinematography. It doesn´t matter a bit that the plot, according to which women were prohibited from entering Karlstejn, is only a legend. A charter from 1357 by which Vrchlický was probably inspired says only: “We prohibit anyone from sleeping or lying together with a woman, even if it be their lawful wife, in the tower of Karlstejn Castle in which there is the chapel.” The only limitation thus concerned the Chapel of the Holy Cross, and otherwise the castle was accessible to women. However, favourite stories do not have to be based on truth... This romantically idealised and humorous tale from the life of the Father of the Nation became immortal thanks to the film version, which featured such acting personalities as Vlastimil Brodský, Waldemar Matuška, Miloš Kopecký, Karel  Höger, Jana Brejchová and Jaroslav Marvan, for whom the role of the Burgrave was his last film work. Theatregoers will certainly love it, especially thanks to the ever popular songs and melodies by Karel Svoboda.


Directed by

Assistant director


Music production


Assistant choreography

  • Tereza Škodová

Light direction

  • David Kachlíř


  • Zdeněk Helbich

Asistentka kostýmní výtvarnice

  • Klára Čoupková

Theatrical backdrop projections

  • Petr Hloušek, Dalibor Černák

Sound Direction

  • Milan Vorlíček

Karel IV., císař římský a král český

Eliška, jeho manželka

Štěpán, vévoda bavorský

Petr, král cyperský a jeruzalémský

Arnošt z Pardubic, arcibiskup pražský

Ješek z Wartenberka, purkrabí na Karlštejně

Pešek Hlavně, číšník císařův

Jitka, Eliščina družka

Blanka, Eliščina družka

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