We Only Live Once, or The Sea Now Seems Nothing is the latest premiere at the National Theatre, Budapest by the trio of Márton Kovács, István Mohácsi and János Mohácsi.
The last time Cheek by Jowl visited Hungary was more than a decade ago, now it is high time for theatre fans could have a new encounter. Macbeth directed by Declan Donnellan is the great tragedy of the imagination. A man and a woman, bound together in ambition, are destroyed in a welter of blood. Cheek by Jowl's ensemble conjures Shakespeare's world of witchcraft, ghosts and apparitions in an hallucinatory experience of sound and shadow.
Viktor Bodó earned international acclaim with Rattledanddisappeared staged at Katona József Theatre. Since then with his troupe, Sptutnik Shipping Company has created several shows at Schauspielhaus Graz, among them Liliom by Ferenc Molnár. Another regional representative is Mini teater from Slovenia with Persona by Ingmar Bergman.
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet bring BABEL(words) featuring the brightest stars of the European contemporary dance scene.