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Fright Night (The European premiere - Show 5/5)
Fright Night (The European premiere - Show 5/5)

st 16. 11.


Praha 2

Fright Night (The European premiere - Show 5/5)

The Prague Horrortheater will produce the European premiere of the stage adaptation of one of the biggest hits of the 1980s: Fright Night! More here:

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Time and Place

16. 11. 2022 20:00 – 22:00 SEČ

Praha 2, 21, Záhřebská 468, 120 00 Praha 2-Vinohrady, Česko


The Prague Horrortheater – the Czech Republic's only genre theater company – will produce the European premiere of the stage adaptation of one of the biggest hits of the 1980s: Fright Night!

„Charley Brewster is an all-American teen: The only things on his mind are his girlfriend Amy, and horror movies - sadly, not necessarily in that order. And when new charismatic neighbor Jerry moves next door, coinciding with a series of bloody murders in the area, Charley knows that there can be only one answer to this mystery: Jerry must be a vampire! But after neither the authorities nor his girlfriend or his best friend - the town misfit "Evil Ed" - believe him, he turns to his biggest idol for help: washed up horror actor Peter Vincent, who spends his days presenting his own old B-movies on TV, and who surely must know a thing or two about how to kill such a monster. When more people around him disappear and his own family is threatened, Charley's obsession with his neighbor leads him to cook up a plan to kill Jerry.

Can his friends stop him in time? And more importantly: Will they stand by him when they realize that Charley was right all along and that they have now become targets of an undead serial killer?!

This is a horror story about growing up, finding your own true self and the joy of fitting in - even into a tribe of bloodlusting vampires!“

An award-winning team of directors, actors, sound designers, video artists, live musicians and puppeteers from all over Europe will bring the adaptation one of the most beloved horror movies of it’s decade to life on stage in the very heart of Prague!

Director Gordon L. Schmitz: "Fright Night'' isn't something that we would normally do on stage; we're not particularly interested in horror films. Their influence on our work has always been marginal. However, when we were offered to produce the European premiere of the theatrical adaptation, we began to look at the story about a teenager, who is convinced that his charming new neighbour is a serial-killing vampire, in a slightly different context. It's not our intention to simply present the play in a classic proscenium arch, but rather in an stylized setting: A central scene of the play takes place in a nightclub, so why not have a rock musican on stage accompanying the happening with a few chords the whole time? An actor in a werewolf costume is ridiculous, so why not incorporate more abstract artistic elements like puppetry? What we are planning goes far beyond what most people imagine when they think of horror theatre.”

The cast led by Theo Jacques (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art’s Gold Medal Winner) and Scott Sophos (Prague Shakespeare Company, History’s “Knightfall” TV show) features both familiar and fresh faces from the Czech stage and film scene. The crew members will bring much needed diversity and inspiration to the whole production as they come from various cultural backgrounds such as India, Russia, Italy, Korea and China.

To make this endeavor possible without compromising the quality, The Prague Horrortheater is not only be supported by several of Prague’s cultural establishments, but has also successfully conducted a crowd funding campaign.


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