Theatre Novel

Michail Afanasievič Bulgakov

Theatre Novel


One of the favourite literary works about the world of theatre, theatre-makers and their art, as well as about human passions, desires and weaknesses

The new SND building, Drama hall
1. 2. 2020 2. 2. 2020

Schedule of performances

Thursday 16. 12. 2021
19:00 h 21:30 h
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Friday 17. 12. 2021
19:00 h 21:30 h
In sales

The internationally acclaimed Theatre Novel by one of the most stimulating Russian authors and playwrights, Mikhail Bulgakov, draws from his extensive experience with Russian theatre which he acquired prior to the Second World War. The grotesque insight into the theatre backstage unveils the passionate world of art, remarkable loves of theatre-makers, as well as everyday operation, envy, intrigues – in sum, everything that is an integral part of theatre. The current staging of the novel inevitably includes the relationship between art and politics, something Bulgakov knew quite intimately: he spent a significant part of his creative life in the Soviet Russia under Stalin. Bulgakov experienced the generalissimo who fundamentally affected his life and work. The production, that includes Bulgakov’s notes about his personal life thus outlines a multifaceted period in history. At the same time, it generalises the relationship between artist and his status vis-à-vis the society and its system. The first Slovak adaptation of Bulgakov’s incomplete novel is brought to you by SKUTR, Czecho–Slovak tandem of directors as the first collaborative venture with the SND.

Running time: 2 hrs 30 mins with one interval

Due to the ongoing pandemic situation and for disease prevention, we have to block (reserve) a large number of seats in the auditorium. Every Friday we release for sale all tickets that the COVID traffic light allows for the following week. We therefore recommend that you visit our website on the Friday of the week before the performance of your choice to purchase tickets released for sale for the coming week. Thank you for understanding. We look forward to your visit!

Production Team

Translated by Alena Morávková
Réžia a dramatizácia SKUTR
Preklad dramatizácie Miro Dacho
Dramaturgy by Miro Dacho
Music Petr Kaláb Dano Heriban (as a guest)


Sergej Leontievič Maksudov Alexander Bárta
Ivan Vasilievič (riaditeľ Nezávislého divadla), Iľja Ivanovič Rudolfi (redaktor), Xaver Borisovič Iľčin (režisér ND) Richard Stanke
Ľudmila Silvestrovna Priachinová (prvá herečka Nezávislého divadla), Literátka Táňa Pauhofová
Augusta Menažrakiová (sekretárka Ivana Vasilieviča), Polyxéna Toropecká (sekretárka aristarcha Platonoviča), Literátka Diana Mórová
Jelena Bulgakovová Jana Oľhová
Jevlampia Petrovna (režisérka), Literátka Anežka Petrová
Gavril Stepanovič (vedúci vnútornej správy Nezávislého divadla), Literát, A. P. Čechov Martin Šalacha
Foma Striž (režisér Nezávislého divadla), Literát Lope De Vega Ľuboš Kostelný
Peter Bombardov (herec Nezávislého divadla), Literát, Izmaša, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière Richard Autner
Miša Panin (dramaturg Nezávislého divadla), Literát, William Shakespeare Michal Režný (as a guest)
Kocúr, Zlatý kôň Roman Poláčik
Herci a Herečky Nezávislého divadla Oliver Asztalos (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Patrícia Balajová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Barnabás Balla (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Bence Hégli (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Veronika Horváthová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Laura Jankurová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Viktória Jurištová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) David Kakaš (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Katarína Krajčovičová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Veronika Lackovičová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Veronika Meszárosová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Timotej Taraba (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Martin Toman (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Michaela Trokanová (Conservatory Student)