National Theatre Brno

Nothing on

Nerves off-stage, ease on-stage? Not at all! In a little English theatre, the last rehersal of the comedy Nothing On is underway. Tensions are thickening, the director Lloyd Dallas is getting nervous, actors are forgetting their lines, a door has blocked and a pilchard dish has turned into a very tricky stage property. However relaxing this legendary slapstick may seem, it would not work without perfect coordination and complicity of all actors: everything must go like clockwork. Yet theatre is anything but an idyllic place. When complicated, unresolved relationships among the actors add to the usual rehearsal problems, quite a drama is guaranteed. British playwright Michael Frayn (born in1933) wrote a brilliant situational comedy which drags us right into the entrails of theatre backstage, revealing – with humour and  hyperbole – the ‘under-the-hood’ of the creative process. Nothing On (1982) offers a marvellous occasion for a concert of acting skills, a parade of dramatic gags and improvisation. That all is spiced up with light sarcasm and a few plates of marinated pilchards. This play-within-the-play arrives onstage under the direction of Lukáš Brutovský.

drama
mahentheatre
brnotheatre
britishhumor
comedydrama
humour
comedy

All dates

Monday

6/3/2024


7:00 PM


Mahenovo divadlo

Brno


188 - 563 CZK

Saturday

10/19/2024


7:00 PM


Mahenovo divadlo

Brno


200 - 500 CZK

Saturday

4/26/2025


7:00 PM


Mahenovo divadlo

Brno


200 - 500 CZK

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ABOUT PERFORMANCE

Nerves off-stage, ease on-stage? Not at all!

In a little English theatre, the last rehersal of the comedy Nothing On is underway. Tensions are thickening, the director Lloyd Dallas is getting nervous, actors are forgetting their lines, a door has blocked and a pilchard dish has turned into a very tricky stage property. However relaxing this legendary slapstick may seem, it would not work without perfect coordination and complicity of all actors: everything must go like clockwork. Yet theatre is anything but an idyllic place. When complicated, unresolved relationships among the actors add to the usual rehearsal problems, quite a drama is guaranteed. British playwright Michael Frayn (born in1933) wrote a brilliant situational comedy which drags us right into the entrails of theatre backstage, revealing – with humour and  hyperbole – the ‘under-the-hood’ of the creative process. Nothing On (1982) offers a marvellous occasion for a concert of acting skills, a parade of dramatic gags and improvisation. That all is spiced up with light sarcasm and a few plates of marinated pilchards. This play-within-the-play arrives onstage under the direction of Lukáš Brutovský.

Cast and creatives

Lloyd Dallas / Režisér: Tomáš Šulaj

Dotty Otleyová / Paní Clackettová: Hana Briešťanská

Garry Lejeune / Roger Tramplemain: Jakub Svojanovský

Brooke Ashtonová / Vicki: Štěpánka Romová

Frederik Fellowes / Philip Brent a Šejk: Tomáš David

and others

Author: Michael Frayn

Translation: Jaroslav Kořán

Direction: Lukáš Brutovský

Dramaturgy: Barbara Gregorová

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Length 195 minutes
Author
Michael Frayn
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