Venue and date:
Csokonai Forum, Debrecen - Latinovits Zoltán room
2023. 06. 12., 18:00
Madách Theatre, Budapest
Én, József Attila

I, Attila József

Venue and date:
Csokonai Forum, Debrecen - Latinovits Zoltán room
2023. 06. 12., 18:00
Madách Theatre, Budapest
Márton Vizy – Dávid Ágoston Tóth
Tamás Szirtes
Stage designer: 
István Szlávik
Costume designer: 
Nóra Rományi
Ákos Tihanyi
Tibor Kocsák

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.

MIklós Jenővári
Judit Wégner
Nikolett Gallusz
Attila Barát
Kornél Pusztaszeri
Judit Dobos
Sándor Lőrincz
Dávid Sándor
András Baksa
Ernő Zsolt Kiss
Richárd Kovács
Gábor Németh
Dávid Balázs
Réka Zsitva
Krisztina Magyar
Dancers of the Madách Theatre
Runtime: 150 min
Language: Hungarian
Acts: 2
Age limit: 12 years
The Director
Szirtes Tamás (forrás: Madách Színház)

TAMÁS SZIRTES, director, Managing Director of the Madách Theatre in Budapest, Hungary 

Professional experience

  • 2004 - present Artistic & Managing Director Madách Theatre, Budapest
  • 1973 – 2003 director  Madách Theatre, Budapest
  • 1974 - present Associate Professor Film and Drama School (University)
  • 1971-72 director Miskolc National Theatre, Miskolc
  • 1968-1971 director József Attila Theatre, Budapest

Productions (director)

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)


  • First Veszprém Television Festival - Ist prize (1974)
  • Jászai Mari Award (1977)
  • Magyar Köztársasági Érdemrend Tisztikeresztje (1998)
  • Pro Urbe Budapestért Award (2006)
  • Nádasdy Kálmán Award (2008)
  • Kossuth Prize (2009)
    Pro Urbe Erzsébetváros Award (2019)
Inviting Theater
Csokonai Theatre, Budapest