Experience an extraordinary theatrical show in Prague at the the On the Royal Road Theatre, and watch the “Phantom” come to life in dance and pantomime. See the best scenes of black light theater by the Hilt company, and watch contemporary stage effects.
What to Expect
Watch a performance by Hilt, the black light theater group of Prague, and see the only independent theater group of the “Black Theater” genre working in the Czech Republic. The group works to bring modern influences to the traditional stage, and after years of traveling, their historical repertoire has landed at the Theatre Royal Prague.
Watch in awe as the mysterious masked “Phantom” takes to the stage. He first charmed audiences in a 1916 horror film, followed by various stage and film versions. Characterized by the use of black light illusions, black theater originates from Asia, but has become a specialty in Prague.
Using elements of modern dance and pantomime, black light theater uses black curtains, a darkened stage and black (UV) lighting, paired with fluorescent costumes to create intricate illusions. See floating figures and the magic of colors in an infinite space of absolute darkness.
The show’s author, Theodor Deutsch Hoidekr, has directed several shows of black light theater and worked with the greatest Bollywood film star, Abhishek Bachchan.