Black Comedy More
Writer Peter Shaffer Translator Imre Szász Director János Szikora
Peter Shaffer, author of Amadeus and Equus wrote this fantastic comedy not much before the sexual revolution... Brindsley - a young sculptor - gets trapped in a dark flat as a result of an electrical power failure. His guests - expected and unexpected - are behaving more and more weirdly in the blackoout as if they have fled from a madhouse...
The performance is played in Hungarian.
Complicated Balkan Wedding More
Composer Goran Bregović Choreographer Lóránd Zachár
The new production of Ballet Pécs was inspired by the music and lifestyle of the Balkans. The performance is characterized by its humour and Balkan passions. The plot is quite easy to follow: a poor village girl is to be married to a stupid rich boy despite her will. She and her lover are causing some conflicts, nevertheless the wedding is held ending in an immense party. Heartbreaking and hilarious moments follow each other in a series of passionately emotional and extremely comic scenes.
With Lóránd Zachárs sublimely beautiful movements, his wit and unique vision, the harmony of visuals, music and plot Complicated Balkan Wedding promises a most entertaining dance theatre experience.
Co-produced by the Pécs Summer Theatre and the National Theatre of Pécs
Deathly Spring More
Writer Lajos Zilahy Writer Károly Esztergályos Director Károly Esztergályos
John the Valiant More
Composer Pongrác Kacsóh Writer Jenő Heltai Writer Károly Bakonyi Director Viktor Nagy
The musical was inspired by Sándor Petőfi's John the Valiant that is one of the greatest and most popular poem in the Hungarian language. Petöfi’s spirited folk epic, which recounts the adventures of a young and valiant shepherd boy, has all the charm and romance of a classic fairytale. After a reluctant farewell to his beautiful Sweetheart, Johnny Grain o’ Corn embarks on a series of incredible adventures that take him across land and sea, in the company of bandits, giants, and wicked witches. After he reunites a French princess with her father, the young shepherd must decide whether to accept the king’s gracious offer to ascend to the throne of France or to return to his Beloved. Hungarian poet and patriot Sándor Petöfi extended the range of his nation’s poetry beyond any predecessor, creating an important new synthesis of poetic technique and realistic subject matter.It is a wonderful performance with gorgeous costumes and scenery. The sincerity of the young heros, the virtuosity of our talented actors, the beautiful music and the story enchants everybody from children to grandparents... Come and enter the world of Johnny Grain o' Corn, set your emotions free!The performance is played in Hungarian but may be enjoyable for non-Hungarian speakers interested in Hungarian culture.
Lisztmania | ballet in one act More
Choreographer Lóránd Zachár
Stage and Costume Design: Julcsi Kiss
The choreographer's assistant: Tünde Czebe
Choreographer: Lóránd Zachár
'Lisztomania' is an ironic term first used by Heinrich Heine in one of his articles referring to the intense fan frenzy directed towards Franz Liszt during his concerts. During the 1840s particularly female fans reacted hysterically to his presence often by fainting or by fighting for a bunch of his hair. Liszt was the very first megastar consciously creating his own image. He was the first pianist to give a solo concert, he changed the position of the piano on stage and by his emotional and virtuoso performance even his enemies were mesmerized. He wasn't driven by pure exhibitionism though. His intensions were to prove the powers of art and raise its appreciation.
The choreography is a funny piece about us loosing our values. Franz Liszt is the central character as the unappreciated grotesque hero, who chooses to hide his genius among the superficial people. Nevertheless, an artist finds his Muse no matter where he is. He falls in love with a girl whose eccentric mask conceals a sensitive person who is a victim of this shallow world just like Liszt himself.
Writer Nyikolaj Vasziljevics Gogol Director Laurian Oniga
Mr. Doctor More
Writer Ferenc Molnár Director Géza, a Nemzet Színésze Tordy
A fantastic comedy written by the world famous Ferenc Molnár, one of the most popular Hungarian playwrights.
Scenes from a Marriage More
Writer Ingmar Bergman Translator Cecília Osztovics Director Károly Esztergályos
Nobody else could give such a punctual and detailed description of human relationships, particularly marriages like script writer - director Ingmar Bergman.
Scenes from a Marriage is probably the most famous artistic depiction of a modern marriage breakdown. It is a ruthlessly precise record with familiar moments of our own relationships.
Simple Relationships - Sweet Delicacies More
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director-Choreographer Balázs Vincze
A delicately playful ballet set in a Rococo scenery with a lot of charm and humour...
"I believe you have also observed that physical pleasure, which is really the main attraction between the two sexes, is still not enough to keep a man and a woman together. It is true, however, it is preceded by desire, which turns them to face each other, but it is immediately followed by a surfeit, and they are quick to turn their backs on each other."
(Choderlos de Laclos: Dangerous Liaisons)
"The sublime beauty of Mozart’s music has such an immense inspirational power that is impossible to resist. Enchanted by his divine music I instinctively feel like dancing. I hear the music of the spheres, the gates of another world are opening. His tunes remind me of the playfulness of the Rococo world, the complicated relationships of men and women. I can’t help imagining a French boudoir in the 18th century... In this ballet we shall evoke the secret world of an imaginary Rococo castle with a lot of humour and style. Love, jelousy, curiosity and conspiracy, decent and naughty thoughts, couples, triangles, dreams and awakenings, beautiful and delicate moments will all be involved to create a most entertaining dance performance."
Balázs Vincze, choreographer
Writer Molière Translator György Petri Director László Méhes
One of the most famous comedies by Moliére directed by László Méhes put on stage with grandiouse costumes and stage design, performed by great actors of the theatre.
The poignant duel of gullibility and hypocrisy in a comic setting...
The performance is played in Hungarian.
The Adventures of Picasso More
Writer Hans Alfredson Writer Tage Danielsson Director-Choreographer Ádám Horgas Director László Méhes
Permission granted by AB Svenska Ljud and Proscenium Author Rights Agency
The legendary cult movie has been adapted to stage by László Méhes, director. The absurd play promises a most entertaining evening for everybody. There are no language barriers regarding this hilariously funny performance!
The narrator speaks in Hungarian, everybody else speaks a special mixture of languages, so the whole performance may be enjoyable for non-Hungarian speakers.
Check out our photo gallery!The cult movie was created in 1978 by the Swedish directors Tage Danielsson and Hans Alfredson (Don José, father of Picasso played by the latter in the film). Evoking the style and humour of silent movies the story is about Pablo Picasso’s life and career, however it obviously does not claim realism.The absurd ideas, the unlimited imagination and the surreal images are great sources of humour that wonderfully match the peculiar stories and characters of Picasso’s life in Paris at the turn of the century, an era that was exceptionally dense and productive artistically.It all begins with the birth of Picasso in Malaga, Spain. His father, Don José is an artist who recognizes his son’s talent quite at an early age: when Picasso makes his father’s sculpture of food. When Pablo is old enough, he is taken to Madrid to learn how to paint. His talent is quickly acknowledged and rewarded. Then he goes to Paris but his career just wouldn’t start. One day his father brings the sad news of his mother’s death. While Don José is eating an apple, Pablo paints the different states of the fruit as it lessens. The result is the birth of Cubism. These new style paintings are extremely difficult to sell. However the father manages to smuggle one into an exhibition where a visitor falls in love with it so much that she buys it despite public outrage. The woman is Gertud Stein, the famous writer. Picasso immediately gets into the centre of the artistic life in Paris. Braque, Matisse, Hemingway, Erik Satie, Apollinaire, Henri Rousseau, Vincent van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec are among his friends. After a great many adventures Picasso falls into his own trap: his art becomes industrial, his house is turned into a museum while he is still alive.As we now all know the famous song of Sirkka, the Finnish diva is actually a fish pastry recipe. Translation: “first take water, salt, then butter and flour and knead, knead, then knead. Then take fish and bacon and put it on the dough, darling. Put it in the oven to bake, and forget it for a while.”
The Attick More
Composer Gábor Presser Lyrics Dusán Sztevanovity Book Péter Horváth Book Dusán Sztevanovity Choreographer Balázs Vincze Director György Böhm
"In this attick, between Sky and Earth, where East and West meet, there are wonderful, magical people. This half tale - half musical talks to everybody from the age of 9 to 99 about goodness, beauty, humanity and love. If you miss anything, if you have a feeling you need a place, come to our attick! Come to the theatre, because the magic of the attick is the theatre itself. Here every dream comes true and spirits can be seen... Come and you will see it for yourself!" György Böhm, director
This Attic is the most extraordinary place, where anything can happen, just like in tales. Here, between sky and earth, a young scientist tries to develop the most intelligent computer ever, spending all his energies on this job. But all of a sudden mortal and immortal creatures appear in the attic and start disturbing him. What he has to understand now is more difficult than the job he did: that he has nothing to do with the world he knew about so far...
This musical was originally written for 'Vígszínház' in Budapest where it has been on for 25 years. The Attick is a truly Hungarian classic, a box office success, an immensely popular musical loved by all age groups.
This spectacular performance is played in Hungarian but may be enjoyable for non-Hungarian speakers interested in Hungarian theatre and musicals.
The Czardas Queen More
Composer Imre Kálmán Director László Méhes
Come and enjoy the most famous operetta by Imre Kálmán! Listen to the classics written by the genius of this unique Hungarian musical genre of the turn of the 19th/20th centuries.
The story is about Prince Edvin falling in love with Silvia Vereczki, the famous Czardas Queen of the Pest Orpheum. Unfortunately he has to meet the family expectations and marry somebody else. Edvin's mother arrives to settle things. However, the surprising events are yet to come...
The Double-Faced Witch More
Writer Ervin Lázár Writer Attila Szabó Music Tamás Rozs Director Attila Szabó
The power of Ervin Lázár's tales is the simple presentation of unselfish love. In his stories it is not the inherent evil that is defeated, because it simply does not exist. There is Forgiveness and Hope instead. The Double-Faced Witch talks about love, self-knowledge and self-appreciation to children and adults alike.
The Good Spirit Makes Itself Drunk More
Writer Péter Koleszár Bazil Writer Sándor Sultz Director Péter Koleszár Bazil
The performance was inspired by a debate: could everyday life events be interesting enough for the audience to watch them on stage? The debate was decided by the viewers, so the production has been created. The script is based on secretly recorded real life dialogues.
The Jungle Book More
Writer Pál Békés Composer László Dés Lyrics Péter Geszti Director György Böhm
The Hungarian musical adaptation was composed by László Dés, lyrics by Péter Geszti and Pál Békés. The musical was first performed in 1996 in Budapest and is still running today in many Hungarian theatres. It won the prize of the Hungarian Theatre Critics as the musical of the year in 1996. The Jungle Book will be put on stage in Pécs for the first time.
„The Jungle Book is considered a classic now. I hope it will be successful in Pécs, too. To be honest - and a bit cheeky - I'd say: I am sure it will be a box office success in Pécs as well! Nevertheless, since we "theatre people" are quite superstitious, I do not say anything, I only hope the best.
Everybody knows what the story is about,so let me share my wildest dream with you: I wish all the people young and old, who come to see the performance were inspired to read this magical novel by Rudyard Kipling after they'd gone home..." - György Böhm, director
The Prince of the Desert More
Writer László Pál Galuska Music Samu Csernák Director Attila Szabó
Award-winner fairytale play written by László Pál Galuska to the "Lázár Ervin Fairytale Play Competition" organized by Jelenkor Publishing House and the National Theatre of Pécs in 2012.
The performance is played in Hungarian.