Yellow Darkness

"He who asks too much, learns too much..."
Can light be captured? You can't meet the past. But the sun is still shining, and when it's bright, it awakens the past.“

Yellow Darkness, a colourful melodrama, delves into a time and space where birth, life and a death have no causality. Light becomes a musical instrument that takes us to unknown worlds. The author is an orphaned figure in a space created by an interactive play of laser rays.

About the company

Petr Nikl (1960) – Artist, writer, illustrator, musician and performer. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. His recent project Yellow Darkness evolved as a continuation of his previous play – the black and white melodrama I Am Your Bunny. The performance was created as a co-production with the Archa Theatre, where it has been presented in various incarnations since 2011.


Theatre / company

Petr Nikl / Archa Theatre

Czech title

Žlutá tma


Petr Nikl


Jan Burian Jr.


Petr Nikl

Stage design

Ondřej Eremiáš

Lighting design

Patrik Sedlák

Sound design

David Vrbík

Length of the performance

70 minutes

Number of travelling persons



Czech , English , German


Adult , Children


Jindřich Krippner, Irena Nová;