Malabar Hotel Theatre was created in September 2009. It emerged from Kompania Doomsday, an independent theatre group, which, after 5 active years, ceased to premier new performances and handed much of its repertoire over to two new groups that until then functioned within it. From there, Malabar Hotel took off with three performances: Baldanders, The Biting (both directed by Marcin Bikowski) and Bits and Pieces (directed by Marcin Bartnikowski).

The name of the theatre originates in the writings of Stanisław Igancy Witkiewicz ‘Witkacy’. The core of Malabar Hotel’s interest is the form, both as understood by Witkacy and as connected with visual theatre and puppet theatre. Characteristically of the group’s performances so far, other theatrical elements revolve around this core.

Malabar Hotel continues the performance style authored by Marcin Bartnikowski and Marcin Bikowski, as well as welcoming guest directors and stage designers. Its first premiere, in mid-November 2009, was Alicja?, with Bartnikowski’s script and under Bikowski’s direction. The next premiere, The Mother by Witkacy (directed by Hendrik Mannes), took place in October 2010. 2012 brought three premieres: Lauder! (directed by Michael Vogel; coproduced by Figerentheatre Wilde & Vogel), The Danton Case. Selfreview (directed by Magdalena Miklasz) and The wedding (directed by Magdalena Czajkowska and Marcin Bartnikowski)

Malabar Hotel theatre was awarded more than 30 prizes for direction acting and music and presented its performances at over 100 theatre fesiwals on 4 continents.

Malabar is abstract space that has not been reached by anyone. It is a mixture of yearning for the unknown, of absurd, characteristic of Witkacy, and of our immature theatre dreams which we hope will be growing up and saying more as you watch, never to mature fully.

ul.Siennicka 24/7
04-394 Warszawa
THE GROUP Magdalena Czajkowska, Agnieszka Makowska, Maria Żynel, Marcin Bartnikowski, Marcin Bikowski actors  Anna Świętochowska musician Marcin Bartnikowski  artistic director Contact +48 696 607 705 - Marcin Bartnikowski

adress:   ul.Siennicka 24/7; 03-394 Warszawa/ Polandmailto:teatr@malabarhotel.plshapeimage_2_link_0

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