I Served the King of England

I served the Kinf of England cover pic

One of the most famous Czech novels — Bohumil Hrabal’s I Served the King of England, adapted to stage by Czech director and playwright David Jarab, and directed by Czech director Michal Dočekal —premiered on 16 October 2013 at the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj in Romania.

“Hrabal writes about the passing away of Europe, the passing away of an age that has disappeared. But don’t decay and death await everything and everybody? Don’t we read about the possibilities of a life lived in the shadow of the end? Jan Díte’s story is not just a special metaphor for Europe’s 20th century, but it is a confession of the European man of our age about his existential situation.”

Michal Dočekal


I Served the King of England

Written by Bohumil Hrabal

Adaptated by David Jarab

Director | Michal Dočekal

Director's assistant | László Szabó G.

Music | Ivan Acher

Costume Design | Carmencita Brojboiu

Set Designer | Martin Chocholousek

Choreographer | Ferenc Sinkó

Stage manager | Yvonne Nagy

At the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, Romania

Opened on 16 October 2013

© Biro Istvan / huntheater.ro


Bohumil Hrabal | Michal Dočekal

16 octobre, 2013 - 16 octobre, 2014