Les Misérables

V. Hugo, M. Hába, M. Sládeček

Anarchofresca about the (non)inalienable dignity of man

Souls that have sunk to the bottom of possible troubles, unfortunates lost in the deepest limbo, where no one looks after them anymore... Wretched or wretches? Poor fellows or rascals? Les Misérables!

The story of a man sentenced to the galleys for simply stealing bread is widely known from musical processing. The cheeky production fresco based on the work of the French classic who "has not been left alone by the spirit of social justice", directed by Michal Hába and executed in cooperation with the Ara Art association develops an unexpectedly contemporary socio-critical appeal of a work, which tells about the collective loss of sensitivity to life experience shaped by social problems and uncertainty.

Does it not lead to the erection of virtual and real barricades between people and, finally, to ruthless laws that still make them wretched after a hundred and sixty years? Do we want and can we ever meet the misery of others differently than in romantic musical arrangements? And if so: what role can the revolutionary force of forgiveness play in this meeting?

The production is co-financed by EEA and Norwegian funds.


Michal Hába (1986) is the co-founder of the nomadic theatre Divadlo koňa a motora and the award-winning theatre group Lachende Bestien. With his bold, by Brechta's epic theatre informed and politically strongly committed work, which focuses on social and environmental themes, he strives to provoke the minds of the audience and to stimulate collective imagination as a driving force for social change. At The Goose on a String Theatre, he will continue his successful production of Dostoevsky's Player from 2018.

Ara Art is an association engaged in artistic creation and organization of cultural events with a social dimension and scope. In addition to general cultural and social activities, it pays special attention to the Roma LGBT + minority and the issue of multiple discrimination. Its founder and director is the award-winning Roma artivist David Tišer.


Divadlo Husa na provázku a Ara Art uvádí neklasické pojetí klasických Bídníků

stage production team

  • director: Michal Hába
  • dramaturge: Martin Sládeček
  • translation: Zdeňka Pavlousková
  • decor: Adriana Černá
  • music: Jindřich Čížek
  • assistant director: Marek David and Martin Modrý
  • Video: Marek David
  • photographer: David Konečný
  • stage manager: Hana Senková

persons and cast


Apr 29, 2022 - provázek.sál


premiere in planning

  • Mon Jan 29, 2024 19:00 buy