There are strange moments in the history of mankind when geniuses are born. April 11, 1905, was such a moment, as Attila József, the poet, the genius, the one-of-akind was born. His undeservedly short life does not mean that his oeuvre would have remained unfinished.He lived thirty-two years as full as if he knew that was all he was given. Now, we are lucky to get a lot more from Attila, as our new musical commemorates and conjures up the decisive turning points in the life of one of the greatest Hungarian poets.We also recall the first and last loves of Attila's life - Márta Vágó and Flóra Kozmutza. What's more, the literary life of Budapest in the 1920s and 1930s and his friendship with Gyula Illyés also comes to life on our stage where we can witness the birth of the wonderful poems of Attila József.
TAMÁS SZIRTES, director, Managing Director of the Madách Theatre in Budapest, Hungary
TOOTSIE (Don McGuire – Larry Gelbart), A TIZENÖTÖDIK (Derzsi-Meskó), I TAKE YOUR HAND IN MINE (CAROL ROCAMORA), ONCE (Walsh-Hansard-Irglová), SCHOOL OF ROCK (Webber-Slater-Fellowes), SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (Marc Norman - Tom Stoppard - Lee Hall), CLEVER LITTLE LIES (Joe DiPietro), BILLY ELLIOT (Elton John - Lee Hall), LES MISÉRABLES (Alain Boublil – Claude-Michel Schönberg), MAMMA MIA! (Benny Andersson – Björn Ulvaeus – Catherine Johnson), AND THEN, THERE WERE NONE (Agatha Christie), LEADING LADIES (Ken Ludwig), MARY POPPINS (Disney - Cameron Mackintosh), THE SUNSHINE BOYS (Neil Simon), LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS (Neil Simon), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Andrew Lloyd Webber – Tim Rice), SLEUTH (Anthony Shaffer), MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT (Eric Idle – John Du Prez), JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING DREAMCOAT (Andrew Lloyd Webber – Tim Rice) SAME TIME, ANOTHER YEAR (Bernard Slade), THE PRODUCERS (Mel Brooks - Thomas Meehan), THE BEAUTIFUL GAME (Andrew Lloyd Webber), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Andrew Lloyd Webber), CAUGHT IN THE NET (Ray Cooney), DINNER WITH FRIENDS (Donald Margulies), CHICAGO (Ebb-Kander), FORTUNE'S FOOLS (Frederick Stroppel), OLIVER! (Lionel Bart), LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Stephen Sondheim), BAREFOOT IN THE PARK (Neil Simon), AS YOU LIKE IT (Shakespeare), CABARET (Ebb-Kander), GLASS SHOES (Ferenc Molnár), DON JUAN (Moliere), COMEDY OF ERRORS (Shakespeare), KEAN (Dumas-Sartre), MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Shakespeare), TWELFTH NIGHT (Shakespeare), CATS (Andrew Lloyd-Webber – T.S. Eliot), THE ACCIDENT (Friedrich Dürrenmatt), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Shakespeare), WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY? (Brian Clark), LOVE'S LABOUR LOST (Shakespeare), BUNBURY (Oscar Wilde), MAN OF LA MANCHA (Wasserman - Leigh - Mitchell)