Internationally acclaimed performance influenced by the works of Václav Havel, especially his play Audience and its legendary film adaptation. What happens when a brewer and a persecuted politician, alter ego of Václav Havel himself, meet on stage? Two actresses, a crate of genuine Czech beer, huge original masks and absurd humour. A hit in Berlin, Prague, Milan, Florence, Washington, New York, London, Beijing, Oslo, Seoul, Edinburgh…

Spitfire Company is an artistic platform that includes physical, visual, and dance theatre. It is currently one of the most progressive ensembles of author theatre in the Czech Republic. The works that are characteristic for the ensemble include features such as: emphasis of physical acting on the stage, experimenting with new theatrical features, existential imbalance of the figures, the trend of connecting different genres and finding new visual stimuli.

With the collaboration of Sâlmon Festival & Centro Checo of Madrid





Centro Checo



And support of:


Concept: Miřenka Čechová, Petr Boháč

Directed by: Petr Boháč

Casting: Jindřiška Křivánková and Tereza Havlíčková

Music: Sivan Eldar, Karel Gott

Light design: Martin Špetlík

Masks: Paulina Skavova

Production: Spitfire Company, Tereza Havlíčková

Co-production: Bezhlavi o.s. and Palác Akropolis

Duration: 55 min

Antiwords was nomination for the Total Theatre award (Edinburgh Fringe 2015), success of the summer (Divadelní noviny), Project of the year – Next Wave festival, award for the concept (Skupova Plzeń festival).

Spitfire company – AWARDS: Herald Angel Award for One Step Before the Fall performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013.
Total Theatre Award (shortlist) (awarded by British physical theatre magazine Total Theatre) for One Step Before the Fall performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013.
Aerowaves Priority Companies 2014 (awarded by Aerowaves – European Dance Platform) for One Step Before the Fall,Oustanding Performance Award for The Voice of Anne Frank performed at the Prague Fringe festival 2012.
Grand Prix Zdarzenia for The World of Condemned performed at the International Festival Zdarzenia in Poland.



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