author: Tim Crouch
director: Katharina Schmitt
dramaturgy: Jan Horák
scene: Pavel Svoboda
costumes: Patricia Talacko
music: Nick Gill
stage manager: Zuzana Formánková

cast: Ivana Uhlířová, Hynek Chmelař, Irena Kristeková
length: 75 minutes

England discusses art and its role in our lives as well as themes such as transplantation and resettlement. It is a multilayered story of one thing inside another: a story of a strange heart in a strange body, a foreign culture in a culture of another country, of a theatre inside a gallery, of a character inside an actor, a theatrical production inside the theatrical audience itself.

England was commissioned by the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburg. It was written in 2007 by a British playwright and performerTim Crouch, who has also staged it at the Edinburg festival with a fellow actress Hannah Ringham. The production has been very successful and since its opening it has been staged around Europe, e.g. at the festival Neue Stücke aus Europa in Wiesbaden.

Czech premiere: 26/11/2009 at the MeetFactory Theatre

Duration: 75 minutes

England takes place at the exposition hall of the Slav Epic at the National Gallery in the Fair Trade Palace.

The production has been very kindly supported by the Prague City Gallery and MeetFactory o.p.s.

We would like to thank to Zenit company for their help during the preparation of the production.

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