Michel de Ghelderode


The madness of love in the cabaret of an irresistible murderer

  • Stage JK Tyl Theatre
  • Premiere Saturday, 15 December 2018
  • duration 70 min
  • Age Category From 14 years
  • Directed by:
    Natália Deáková
    Jiří Konůpek
    Script Editor:
    Marie Špalová
    Jakub Kudláč
    Jarmila Hruškociová
    Lukáš Kuchinka
    Jana Smetanová
    Light Design:
    Jakub Sloup
    Zvukový design:
    Petr Šolc,
    Tomáš Kučera
    Stage manager:
    Martin Chmelař
    Jiřina Škoulová

The madness of love in the cabaret of an irresistible murderer

The 'Sir Halewyn' play of Belgian playwright Michel de Ghelderod became the basis for our murderous cabaret. In Ghelderode's version, Bluebeard (Sir Halewyn) is an irresistible bard attracting fascinated women from far and near. After their mysterious disappearance, hatred towards the dark devil is spreading across the land. It is Halewyn's good fortune, or bad luck, when he attracts the attention of beautiful and emancipated Purmelende. He finally meets his match that can be both his downfall and salvation. Uncertain whether she will overpower 'her' killer, Purmelende walks towards the unknown force. Only then one can touch deadly love resembling the ocean that catches you and throws you back again.

The show performed by the JK Tyl Theatre drama studio is a loose mixture of the Bluebeard legend, the play Sir Halewyn and the presence. Our soul is still provoked by various secrets that should stay locked away. But who would not be curious?    

Premiere on 15 December 2018 at the Grand Theatre

Autor fotografií: Klára Žitňanská, Irena Štěrbová | © DJKT