The Good Soldier Svejk at the Badhuistheater
The Badhuistheater in Amsterdam presents the stage version of the satirical dark comedy The Good Soldier Svejk.
About the theatre play
The story was written by Jaroslav Hašek in 1921 and is one of the most frequently translated novels from Czech literature, having been translated into over 50 languages. It has cultural significance, regarded as the first-ever anti-war novel. Having been adapted for film, radio and TV, this stage adaptation of The Good Soldier Svejk is by Mike Manicardi, director of the Badhuis International Theatre Company.
The Good Soldier Svejk is set during World War I in Austria-Hungary. The story begins in Prague, with the news of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. The novel's hero is, of course, Svejk, who, before becoming a soldier was a dealer of stolen dogs. A simple-minded but resourceful character, the dark comedy features multiple anecdotes told by him, woven amongst the interplay with the other characters.
The Good Soldier Svejk performance dates and times
Tickets to the show cost 16,50 euros. The performance dates and times are:
- January 31, 2020 at 8.15pm
- February 1, 2020 at 8.15pm
- February 2, 2020 at 3pm
About the Badhuistheater
The Badhuistheater is an unusual old bathhouse-turned-theatre, near Oosterpark in Amsterdam, that presents performing arts, music, dance and literature in a fun and social way. Here, you'll find a popular podium for international productions, and the ever-friendly, cosy atmosphere makes for a great night of culture.
Buy your tickets
Tickets to The Good Soldier Svejk are 16,50 euros and are available via the Badhuistheater website.