From The Glass Slipper to Amadeus to Intrigue and Love
2023. 05. 01.

Ferenc Molnár's comedy The Glass Slipper directed by János Mohácsi, the musical version of Pinocchio by Tamás Keresztes, and Intrigue and Love directed by David Doiasvili will be performed at the Vígszínház in the 2023/24 season. At the Pesti Theatre, Réka Kincses will stage Csaba Székely's Adventure Film, based on improvisations and personal stories, Géza D. Hegedűs will direct Amadeus, while Csaba Horváth will direct Goldoni's comedy The Liar. In connection with the theatre's birthday, members of the company continued the Vígerdő project with the professional support of the 10 Million Tree Foundation, planting 127 saplings in one of Budapest's outer districts.

In keeping with tradition, the season's season tickets were announced on the 127th birthday of the Vígszínház. Ferenc Molnár's comedy The Glass Slipper is the story of a strange love quadrangle. It is an ironic, heartbreaking tale that has conquered not only the Hungarian theatre community, but also the theatre community abroad. On 23 September, directed by János Mohácsi, the play returns to its true home, where it was born, as it was first performed by the Vígszínház, like so many other Ferenc Molnár dramas. The production will feature Andrea Waskovics, András Stohl, Patrícia Kovács, Balázs Medveczky, Béla Fesztbaum, Csilla Radnay, Edit Balázsovits, Balázs Bölkény and Renáta Tar.

A musical family road movie directed by Tamás Keresztes, with music by Gábor Presser and lyrics by Dusán Sztevanovity. The new comic version of Pinocchio tries to preserve and show as much as possible the whimsical fantasy, playfulness and humour of the original Collodi novel. The December premiere will feature Dino Benjamin, Ferenc Borbiczki, Barbara Hegyi, András Kern, Zoltán Seress, Tünde Majsai-Nyilas, Judit Halász, Éva Igó, László Méhes, Dorottya Antóci, Zoltán Gyöngyösi, Balázs Szántó and Sára Varga-Járó (n.d.) in the main roles.

David Doiasvili will stage Schiller's passionate play with Géza D. Hegedűs, Balázs Medveczky, Luca Márkus, Eszter Nagy-Kálózy, Szabolcs Horváth, Péter Rudolf, Barbara Hegyi and István Hirtling.  In Intrigue and Love, eternal opposites collide: duty and freedom, the lust for power and moral purity, the need to conform and the need to be oneself, selfishness and love.

On 7 October at the Pesti Theatre, we can dive into the dark depths of the Hungarian past, directed by Réka Kincses, with stage performances by István Hirtling, Éva Igó, Zsombor Kövesi, Eszter Nagy-Kálózy, András Ötvös, Andrea Petrik, Zoltán Seress, Csenge Szilágyi and József Wunderlich. Csaba Székely's musical performance, entitled Adventure Film, is guaranteed to make anyone who has experienced Hungarian reality in their lives laugh.

"Evolution was worth it for Mozart," says Peter Shaffer, author of Amadeus. In this globally popular play, the toughness of mediocrity tries to overpower the unsuspecting, generous and fragile genius. Amadeus, directed by Géza D. Hegedűs, will be presented in November at the Pesti Theatre, directed by András Ötvös, Jr. Attila Vidnyánszky, Csenge Szilágyi, József Wunderlich, Sándor Lukács, Béla Fesztbaum, Zoltán Karácsonyi, Ákos Kőszegi, Zsombor Ertl, Attila Csapó, Luca Márkus, Erzsébet Kútvölgyi and Iván Dengyel. 

 Attila Vidnyánszky, Ákos Kőszegi, Sándor Lukács, Kata Bach, Péter Telekes and Zsombor Kövesi. The story reveals that the nature of a lie is that a hundred lies are born at once. And even the truth is not believed by the liar.

Youth season tickets for primary and secondary school students will be available for the 2023/24 season, giving young people the chance to see such hit productions as The Attic, Under the Sky Has No One, The Imaginary Patient, The Great Gatsby, The Seagull and The Tears of a Tornado.  In addition to the season performances, theatre education sessions help students to interpret what they have seen and to explore the issues raised by the plays.

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Continuing a tradition started last year, the company of the Comic Theatre planted 127 saplings on the occasion of the theatre's birthday with the professional support of the 10 Million Tree Foundation. The saplings, which are native to the area and resistant to the drought associated with climate change, will help to restore the natural vegetation.

Water Forest 2023:

Vígszínház, Pesti Színház and Combined season ticket holders can see the latest performances with an average 20% discount. Season ticket holders also receive pre-sale rights and special discounts, as well as exclusive events and behind-the-scenes programmes.