The company was founded in 1980 in the United States, to which founder Petr Kratochvil had emigrated from the former Czechoslovakia. After the revolution in 1989, Petr Kratochvil returned home, where in 1993 he obtained the UNITARIA Palace in the historical centre of Prague and turned it into the home of TA FANTASTIKA Theatre. The new theatre immediately made a name for itself both in the Czech Republic and abroad and in the last few years it has toured in more than thirty countries across three continents.
In contrast to other black-light theatres, the repertoire is made up of large, classical performances based on novels, such as “Don Quixote”, “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Little Prince”, as well as original plays such as “Magic Fantasy”, “Dream” and “The Garden of Earthly Delights”.
All these performances by our theatre are, however, nonverbal. The only language is movement, music, black-light and mechanical effects, puppets and, in particular, large-screen projections, which communicate with the actors. A visual, creative world, space for fantasy, the poetry of the magic lantern – all of these come together to make up the world of the TA FANTASTIKA Theatre.
Thanks to these approaches, which are comprehensible by all and which break down language barriers, our performances are successful and popular throughout the world. “Aspects of Alice”, which has been running for an unbelievable 19 years, has been performed more than 7,000 times throughout the world. Our newest show, the “Little Prince”, and the following Kafka’s “Metamorphosis” have the same high ambitions.