Cimrman English Theatre

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Cimrman English Theatre
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The Cimrman Theater celebrates its 50th season in 2016. Now you have the unique opportunity to experience his work in English. Many Czechs consider his plays untranslatable but our productions prove all the nay sayers wrong. Despite the fact that Jára Cimrman is a fictitious character, in 2005 a majority of Czechs named him the Greatest Czech in a nation-wide poll. Our performances take place in the Cimrman Theater with the original set and costumes. The cast is composed exclusively of professional, native-English speaking actors. Like Monty Python is for English-speakers, any Czech can quote Jára Cirman, so learn some of his catch phrases too!
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Daniel N
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Couples
I’ve now seen Cimrman plays in both Czech and English and I was having great time regardless to the language. Recommended for English tourists in Prague and for whoever likes Jára Cimrman. To people with average English I advise seeing the same play in Czech first.
Written January 21, 2022
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kayteey
Derby England82 contributions
I have been twice to this theatre and thoroughly enjoyed both visits. The 4 plays so far translated into English 'by Cimrman' are all very funny, although I recommend 'The Stand In' & 'Conquest of the North Pole' as the best.
To fully appreciate the humour I'd suggest finding out about one of the most famous Czechs ever 'Jára Cimrman' in Wikipedia before going, to really appreciate the layers of Czech humour in the plays.

There is a nice little bar at the venue & the venue itself is very quaint. Tip- it can be a bit warm in the auditorium so wear layers.
Can't wait to go again and will be very sad when I have seen all the English translations.
Written November 6, 2021
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radekkr
Prague, Czech Republic123 contributions
Friends
The company has done a great job translating famous Czech plays of Divadlo Járy Cimrmana. It works surprisingly well in English. And the actors are fantastic. Great job. Great fun. Must see when you visit Prague.
Written January 21, 2022
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Adriena D
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Family
I'm a Czech and know the original almost by heart, so I was curious how the translation works. It was great!!! They've found an adequate equivalent for almost every joke, both the script and the actors were excellent. I went to see The Act and would love to see some of the other plays as well.
Written June 20, 2022
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Magda P
Prague, Czech Republic68 contributions
Foreigners should be aware of one thing. By seeing a show by Cimrman English Theatre they take the exam from being Czech, and by enjoying it they become Czech. Or, at least, as Czech as possible. Specific Cimrman humour is very simple, bitter-sweet, touching, childish yet clever. Phrases from Cimrman plays go with many of us - Czechs - for whole our lives, they keep us relaxed in all possible situations (or even eras - like during socialism). Generally, we have never thought Cimrman jokes are transferable to other languages. What a great surprise it works.
Written December 20, 2016
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Thank you for your review, we hope to bring more Cimrman in English in the future!
Written December 21, 2016
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Ian N
Prague, Czech Republic33 contributions
Solo
It's truly remarkable what these guys are doing. Cimrman is the quintessential Czech comedy, a really interesting phenomenon. And it has long been considered "untranslatable", due to how intrinsically Czech it is. "It would make no sense in English!", my Czech friends would say! "How would you translate the puns?"
Well, they are translating it, and it works! Ive seen 2 plays: The Stand-in and The Conquest of the North Pole. Both were awesome!! Half the theater was expats like myself, the other half skeptical Czechs curious to see how these foreigners were desecrating their holiest character. And by the end we were all united in our standing ovation!
Thanks guys for helping me understand this country I now call home a bit better!!
Written December 12, 2016
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Thanks for your message! We are so excited and hope to bring you more of Jára Cimrman in English soon.
Written December 16, 2016
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bartleycrc
Rapid City, SD1,352 contributions
Couples
We saw The Act at Cimrman Theater and it was wonderful. Wonderful performances by the cast. Made us appreciate the Czech humor. We want to go back and see more of there plays.
Written March 7, 2020
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lda65
Prague, Czech Republic281 contributions
Couples
Pub in the Glade. Completely stupid, completely barking mad, brilliantly acted and so much the better for it. Totally unexpected. Very enjoyable. Tickets already purchased for next month’s The Act. Top.
Written October 7, 2019
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Oliver G
8 contributions
Couples
Very entertaining theater in a very nice location. Very good program and acrors for a low budget. Subtitles are shown.
Written September 15, 2018
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Dear Oliver, thank you for coming to the show and for your review. I am glad you enjoyed The Stand-In and the Žižkov area. Looking forward to seeing you at one of our future shows. Vendula
Written September 15, 2018
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christinesniatala
Hamilton, Canada5 contributions
Couples
My husband and I were recommended to see this show, and we were blown away! It was absolutely hilarious - I haven't laughed that much in a long time. Not only are you going to enjoy this show, but you will also experience and learn about Czech culture.
Written September 14, 2018
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Dear Christine, thank you for your review, I am very happy you enjoyed The Stand-In. Looking forward to seeing you in the theatre at our other shows. Vendula
Written September 15, 2018
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