The Hotel Bristol Apartment

Roald Dahl

The Hotel Bristol Apartment


A black comedy based on Roald Dahl's Skin

The new SND building, Drama hall
12. 11. 2016 13. 11. 2016

Roald Dahl is the master of astonishing points, laconic British humour and original imagination which – on a seemingly realistic footprint – can build incredible stories. His short stories have reached great popularity amongst readers, despite depicting the often dark corners of human consciousness. The Hotel Bristol Apartment combines a number of Dahl's short stories into one story. In the late fifties in a luxury hotel at the opening of an exhibition of a recently deceased painter’s pictures several bizarre characters meet – eccentric rich people, hedonistic world travellers, charming women, betting fraudsters and ordinary adventurers and tired couples. Everyone brings their own story to the hotel and each room becomes the scene of the denouement of bizarre stories of love, infidelity, revenge and crime. Directed by Michael Vajdička as his fourth staging of an adaptation created specifically for the SND Drama.

Running time: 3 hrs with one interval

Production Team

Directed by Michal Vajdička
Stage adaptation and dramaturgy by Daniel Majling
Stage design Pavol Andraško


Mr Foster, hotel manager Jozef Vajda
Mrs Foster, his wife Kamila Magálová
Mr Bixby, her husband, the chef Ivan Vojtek
Jerry Rainbow Ľuboš Kostelný
Samantha Rainbow, his wife Monika Hilmerová
Victor Hammond Ondrej Kovaľ
Mary Rummins, his wife Gabriela Dzuríková
Peter Williamson, a flying ace Emil Horváth
Oswald Hendryks Cornelius Daniel Fischer
Abdul Aziz Martin Huba
Diana Aziz, his wife Monika Šagátová (as a guest) Monika Horváthová (as a guest)
Drioli, a rat catcher František Kovár
Miss Pulteny, a waitress, Mr Bixby’s mistress Dominika Žiaranová (as a guest) Anna Jakab-Rakovská (as a guest)
Errand boy Walker Martin Kochan (as a guest)
Chambermaid Lenka Hošková (as a guest)
Assistants Samuel Šimko (as a guest) Jakub Jablonský (as a guest)
Millionaires Marcela Huranová (as a guest) Svetozár Hanes (as a guest) Zdeněk Mynář (as a guest)