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Zizkovske Theater Jary Cimrmana

Stitneho 520/5, Prague 130 00, Czech Republic
+420 222 781 860
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My friends and I laughed until we cried when we saw 'The Stand-In' for the first time. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
helenaport
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Prague, Czech Republic
Czech comedy play in English that is brilliant!! Highly recommended

If you want an insight into classic Czech humour whose essence is translated into English - Look no... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
James H
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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The Cimrman Theater celebrates its 50th season in 2016. Now you have the unique opportunity to experience his work in English. Many Czechs consider his plays untranslatable but our productions prove all the nay sayers wrong. Despite the fact that Jára Cimrman is a fictitious character, in 2005 a majority of Czechs named him the Greatest Czech in a nation-wide poll. Our performances take place in the Cimrman Theater with the original set and costumes. The cast is composed exclusively of professional, native-English speaking actors. Like Monty Python is for English-speakers, any Czech can quote Jára Cirman, so learn some of his catch phrases too!
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“jara cimrman” (5 reviews)
“north pole” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Stitneho 520/5, Prague 130 00, Czech Republic
Praha 3
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+420 222 781 860
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I laughed until we cried when we saw 'The Stand-In' for the first time. The performance Cimrman Engish Theater has since become an absolute 'Must see' for all our visitors from abroad who wish to experience the best of Czech humor!

Thank helenaport
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want an insight into classic Czech humour whose essence is translated into English - Look no further. I have the Cimrman videos in Czech with English subtitles and only wish all of them could now be done in this way. A rare and...More

Thank James H
Dagmar C, Public Relations Manager at Zizkovske Theater Jary Cimrmana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went to see 'The Stand-In' and had such a great evening! I really enjoyed the play and was surprised to find myself laughing so much; it was really much more entertaining than I expected. My Czech husband was very skeptical about...More

Thank Nadima
Dagmar C, Public Relations Manager at Zizkovske Theater Jary Cimrmana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, we are looking forward to having you come to the North Pole show!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Czech national heritage in English. I have seen both plays and they are very good. A little bit of Monty Python but the humor is more gentle and kind hearted.

Thank Jiří H
Dagmar C, Public Relations Manager at Zizkovske Theater Jary Cimrmana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As Czechs born I know Jara Cimrman since childhood and I love all plays. Was so pleased I can introduce Cimrman to my British partner. Went to see both plays, Conquest of North Pole and Stand in and both were amazing. Cimrman humor has been...More

Thank Jirka V
Dagmar C, Public Relations Manager at Zizkovske Theater Jary Cimrmana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 28 May 2017

As a born and raised Praguer from Zizkov, I have grown up with Jara Cimrman from a baby. With treasured tapes of his plays played over and over so many times, that I still remember some word for word. Living in the UK as well...More

Thank KlaarkaM
Dagmar C, Public Relations Manager at Zizkovske Theater Jary Cimrmana, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review! It is such a pleasure to perform for the English speaking audience.

Reviewed 29 April 2017

My family and I got so lucky today. We saw the play The Stand-In (Zaskok) in Baltimore on Cimrman English Theatre's American tour. It was just wonderful. What a talented ensemble this is! I grew up with the plays in Czech, but the English version...More

2  Thank Zuzana J
Reviewed 10 January 2017

My friends and I enjoyed it immensely. We saw 'Zaskok' 'The Stand-in' a while back and also loved it, so we were expecting quite a bit here. It didn't disappoint. There was a lot of wit and humour; a bit less action that 'Stand-in' I...More

1  Thank Mark S
Dagmar C, Public Relations Manager at Zizkovske Theater Jary Cimrmana, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you so much for your review, We are very happy that you had a good time!

Reviewed 20 December 2016

Foreigners should be aware of one thing. By seeing a show by Cimrman English Theatre they take the exam from being Czech, and by enjoying it they become Czech. Or, at least, as Czech as possible. Specific Cimrman humour is very simple, bitter-sweet, touching, childish...More

1  Thank 807magdap
Dagmar C, Public Relations Manager at Zizkovske Theater Jary Cimrmana, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

Thank you for your review, we hope to bring more Cimrman in English in the future!

Reviewed 13 December 2016

It's truly remarkable what these guys are doing. Cimrman is the quintessential Czech comedy, a really interesting phenomenon. And it has long been considered "untranslatable", due to how intrinsically Czech it is. "It would make no sense in English!", my Czech friends would say! "How...More

1  Thank dasneviano
Dagmar C, Public Relations Manager at Zizkovske Theater Jary Cimrmana, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Thanks for your message! We are so excited and hope to bring you more of Jára Cimrman in English soon.

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