The Future of Europe
Cooperation between Vígszínház, the Schauspiel Stuttgart and theatres from Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Norway, Romania and Ukraine.
What happened to the dialogue that a united European community once wanted to initiate? The financial and the refugee crises of recent years have shown us the fragility of the European set of values. Common initiatives give place to the idea of nation states with defined territorial borders. The Schengen Agreement cracks. The “Regions of Europe” show their barb-wired faces along the so-called Balkan Route. Brexit is a done deal. AfD became the third strongest political party in Germany, illustrating how right-wing extremists turned from individual phenomena to a real political force all over Europe.
Free Exchange Hotel
Georges Feydeau is the creator of an insanely happy universe. He is capable of tormenting his audience with three hours of nonstop laughter. A grand engineer of theatrical effects, he accurately observes human games and presents them with gleeful irony. In Free Exchange Hotel men and women frantically chase each other and their desires from one hotel room to the next, losing the meaning of life and their pants on the way. In Feydeau’s comedies, under the brightly polished surface hide the horrors of life, which Jean Cocteau compared to the world of Franz Kafka.
Saint Petersburg, 1869. The gap between rich and poor is getting wider and wider. The sumptuously dressed leaders of the country do nothing but plump themselves. Money, selfishness and superficiality become priorities in everyday life. The streets are noisy and dirty. There is pub below every house, and a brothel on the first floor. Fathers and sons go blind drinking vodka as they are trying to forget that once they were humans. Mothers and daughters sell their bodies on the upper floors. This is the world Dostoyevsky sees from one of the windows of his corner flat. From the other he can see the tip of a distant church tower. Dostoyevsky sits down by his desk and starts to write. Could the love of Christ save the world? – Goes his question, which the young creative team with Attila Vidnyánszky Jr in the lead, tries to answer.
The Attic’s 30th Anniversary
In January 2018 we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the premiere of legendary musical, The Attic. Over the last three decades generations have grown up watching this moving tale. The jubilee performance will see some of the old cast back on stage, and will have some surprises in store for those who wish to celebrate with us.
Tell me, Attila, my dear!
What does Attila József mean to us? We know his life. We all have our favourite József poem. We keep reinterpreting his lines, as we grow older. But we rarely consider the devastating passion and yearning to love, which burned inside him.
Hamlet, the heir to the Danish throne, arrives home to the funeral of his father. He finds his mother married to his uncle, the new king. Mourning turns into a wedding.
Love's Labours Lost
Ferdinand, King of Navarre, and his three noble companions take an oath not to give in to the company of women.
Bonfire is about the anomalies of life in Romania following the fall of dictator, Nikolai Ceaușescu, as seen through the eyes of a young teen, Emma.
The play has been a huge success on both Broadway and the West End. It is not simply just entertaining but also very timely, since the relationship between Great Briatin and the European continent has recently become a major issue again. With actress Judit Halász in the role of Queen Elisabeth II.
Crime and Punishment
Dostoyevsky is the greatest depictor of the human soul. His famous crime novel tells the story of a brutal murder and the investigation that follows. Is there a situation that allows, what is more, demands the killing of a human? The question not only fascinates Raskolnikov, but it is equally important for us in a world wounded by raging wars and terrorism.