Bedřich Smetana

The Kiss

Although he was in love with Vendulka, the farmer Lukáš gave in to his parents’ wishes and married another girl, who bore him a child and died. Now it seems he is free to marry Vendulka. Just about everyone is delighted with anticipation, except for Vendulka's father, Paloucký, who grants the couple grumbling permission, but warns that they are well matched in nothing but their hot tempers.

Paloucký's words prove true when a fearsome quarrel erupts between the lovers. Mayhem ensues, begging the question; will they ever reconcile and kiss at last?

Tour Details

Fri & Sat 8 Feb Dublin The Helix
Tues 11 Feb Wexford Theatre Royal
Thurs 13 Feb Cork Everyman Palace
Sat 15 Feb Kilkenny Watergate Theatre
Tues 18 Feb Limerick Belltable Arts
Fri 21 & Sat 22 Feb Belfast Grand Opera House
Tues 25 Feb Galway Town Hall Theatre
Thurs 27 Feb Mullingar Mullingar Arts Centre
Sat 1 Mar Derry/Londonderry Millenium Forum

Production Information


Lukáš Eugene Ginty
Paloucký Deryck Hamon
Vendulka Virginia Kerr
Martinka Frances McCafferty
Tomeš Andrew Rupp
Barče Michelle Sheridan
Matouš Andrew Slater


Vendulka Elizabeth Woods


Director Nicola Raab
Set & Costume Designer Joanna Parker
Lighting Designer Kevin Treacy

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