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Premiers - 2023/2024

József Katona

The best-written Hungarian drama. The most recent stage adaptation of the Viceroy Bánk (after two prose and several operatic adaptations) is directed by Attila Vidnyánszky, starring young actors who have matured for their roles at the National Theatre. The theatre's director is determined to ensure that the three most important Hungarian classics, The Tragedy of Man, The Viceroy Bánk and Csongor and Tünde, are performed on an ongoing basis.

Director: Attila Vidnyánszky

BÁNK BÁN (The Viceroy Bánk)
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Main Stage
Ferenc Molnár

Ferenc Molnár wrote these two famous one-act plays with incisive humour and a profound knowledge of human nature. The plays offer sumptuous roles for the actors and great entertainment for the audience. This production of One, Two, Three and The Violet, directed by Zoltán Rátóti, features students from the University of Theatre and Film Arts, alongside the National Theatre's actors.

Director: Zoltán Rátóti

One, Two, Three... -  The Violet
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Gobbi Hilda Stage

Imaginations following Peer Gynt

Director: Borbála Blaskó

GRANE
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Gobbi Hilda Stage
Gogol

The performance reflects on the changes that are transforming our world and in its own way finds exciting solutions to these challenging times. And it even captures his ultimate wish: "Live in prosperity and bring forth a multitude of children...".

Director: Attila Vidnyánszky

Groom's Home Visit
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Kaszás Attila Stage
Nikolai Gogol

A small town, a mayor, many small and greater officials and a lot of fraud. In The Government Inspector, Gogol's comedy of errors, people in a small town mistake a passing visitor for a government inspector, and that causes quite a stir. This classic comedy is staged by Georgian director Avtandil Varsimashvili, based on whose high-spirited direction of Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle, the audience can expect to see a passionate performance.

Director: Avtandil Varsimashvili

The Government Inspector
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Main Stage
Bertolt Brecht

Surviving the war. Mother Courage, Brecht’s (world) war classic is staged by renowned Greek director Theodoros Terzopoulos. Manager of the Attis Theatre and a founder of the International Theatre Olympics, Terzopoulos directed last season's tragedy The Bacchantes using his own theatrical method, The Return of Dionysus. This time round, he seeks the original meaning of tragedy through Brecht's play, published in 1941, whose obvious and sad relevance is due to the war in our neighbourhood.

Director: Theodoros Terzopoulos

Mother Courage
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Main Stage
Sándor Sík

Published in 1934, this tragedy presents the protagonist with a dilemma that resonates through the ages: whether to bequeathe his throne to the foreign but Christian Pietro Orseolo or to the Hungarian but pagan Vazul. Must we always choose between East and West? According to director Nándor Berettyán, Piarist monk and poet Sándor Sík’s play is ever-topical and needs no updating, since the king’s succession problem raises the fateful question that has faced Hungarians over the past thousand years. 

Director: Nándor Berettyán

King Stephan
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Gobbi Hilda Stage

National self-mutilation in a music-and-dance show, a.k.a. we have fun weeping or we weep having fun. This extraordinary theatre concert harks back to the 1920s and ‘30s, evoking the bygone atmosphere of post-Trianon Hungary through songs, literature and reminiscences lamenting the loss of territory. Following Thirteen Apple Trees, Hungary's 20th century Trianon story is back again on stage.

Director: Attila Vidnyánszky

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Gobbi Hilda Stage
William Shakespeare

Is there still hope? Or does the darkness brought about by disasters, crises and upheavals swallow up the light? Raising cosmic questions, Shakespeare’s monumental tragedy examines the current state of our civilisation. As with REX last season, St Petersburg's Alexandrinsky Theatre director Valery Fokin has based his production of Shakespeare’s play on his son Kirill Fokin's adaptation.

Director: Valery Fokin

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Main Stage
Tamás Szarka

A first premiere! Proud Rom Loiko Zobar falls for beautiful Roma Radda, only to find that overwhelming love shackles their independence and stands in the way of their freedom. The music and lyrics of this moving Gypsy ballad were written by Tamás Szarka, based on Maxim Gorky's story Makar Chudra. The show is a Hungarian National Dance Company and Karavan Theatre co-production.

Director: Attila Vidnyánszky

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Main Stage