Cabaret Normalisation or Prayer for Marta

Matúš Bachynec

Cabaret Normalisation or Prayer for Marta


A play about the exceptional singer and person of Marta Kubišová

The new SND building, The Blue Salon
7. 12. 2017
Marta Kubišová – the singer who had to make revolution in order to sing again
In the 1960s Marta Kubišová, together with Helena Vondráčková and Václav Neckář, was member of the popular vocal trio Golden Kids. She was three-fold laureate of the Golden Nightingale award. The blitz career of the Golden Kids was cut short by the comeback of orthodox Communism after the invasion of Soviet-led troops in 1968. Forged porn photograph became the ground for the Communist Party to ban Kubišová from performing. She had to wait nearly two decades to resume performing. In 1977 she became signatory and spokeswoman of the human rights petition Charter 77 what exacerbated and intensified her surveillance by the state secret police.
The production dedicated to the legacy of Ms Kubišová is not merely a political cabaret. It is essentially a story of a woman who, with her firmness, continues to inspire generations of artists and everyone courageous enough to stand by their beliefs.
Kindly note that smoking takes place on stage during performance.

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes, no interval

"We kindly ask our esteemed spectators to respect dress code: business casual."

Production Team

Directed by Matúš Bachynec
Set and Costume Designer Ján Husár
Choreography Assistance Juraj Letenay
Music arrangements Daniel Žulčák (as a guest)