Program of the 52nd Season Arts Festival

26th June
Opening ceremony – XVI. Multitude at the Körös-Valley (Körös-völgyi sokadalom)
- around the Castle
– Admission free

from 16:00

Folk art festival and crafts market of the South Great Plain – folk music and folk dance.

19:00 o’clock

Opening ceremony of the 52nd season of the Gyula Castle Theatre

20.30 o’clock.

Gala program of the 9th National Children’s Dance Festival

- square of the multitude

- Admission free

27th June

XVI. Multitude at the Körös-Valley (Körös-völgyi sokadalom)

- around the Castle

- Admission free

from 10:00

Folk art festival and crafts market of the South Great Plain – craftsmen’s competitions folk music and folk dance, children’s programs and farce

all day long

The 9th Cross-border Artistic Meeting

4th Folk Dance Contest of Békés County children’s and small ensembles

Meeting of folk dancers from Békés County

20.30. o’clock

19th Békés County Folk Dance Gala

- Lake Stage

- Admission free

28th June

XVI. Multitude at the Körös-Valley (Körös-völgyi sokadalom)

- around the Castle

- Admission free

from 10:00

Folk art festival and crafts market of the South Great Plain – craftsmen’s competitions cooking and pogácsa (scone) baking contest, folk music and folk dance, children’s programs and farce

all day long

The 9th Cross-border Artistic Festival

30th June 20:30 o’clock

Móricz – Kocsák – Miklós: Stay Good Until Death – musical

“A hit musical from the beloved book of all of us, once again in Gyula”

Directed by: Ilona Várhalmi

Performance of the Csokonai National Theatre – Debrecen

(Rain day: 1st July)

- Lake Stage

- Ticket prices: HUF 2200 – 2800 – 3200

2nd-12th July

11th Shakespeare Festival Gyula, 2015

Hungarian and foreign theatrical performances, music, film, conference, gastronomy

II. Shakespeare Fringe Festival

Final program: June 2015.

Info: www.shakespearefesztival.hu

2nd July 19.00 o’clock

W. Shakespeare: Richard III.

“Spectacular performance about the thousand-year-old Chinese culture, after many international Festivals, in Gyula”

Directed by: Wang Xiaoying

Performance of the Chinese National Theatre, Beijing

- Erkel Cultural Centre

- Ticket price: HUF 2000

3rd July 20.30 o’clock – First night

W. Shakespeare: Twelfth Night or What You Will

“Another Shakespeare Première by László Bocsárdi, after his Hamlet that was awarded with the best direction prize”

In the main roles: László Mátray, Tibor Pálffy, Levente Nemes, László Szakács

Directed by: László Bocsárdi

Joint production of the Gyula Castle Theatre and the Tamási Áron Theatre from Sepsiszentgyörgy

(Rain day: 6th July)

- Castle Stage

- Ticket price: HUF 1800 – 2200 – 2500

4-5th July 20.30 o’clock

W. Shakespeare: Twelfth Night or What You Will

“Another Shakespeare Première by László Bocsárdi, after his Hamlet that was awarded with the best direction prize”

In the main roles: László Mátray, Tibor Pálffy, Levente Nemes, László Szakács

Directed by: László Bocsárdi

Joint production of the Gyula Castle Theatre and the Tamási Áron Theatre from Sepsiszentgyörgy

(Rain day: 6th July)

- Castle Stage

- Ticket price: HUF 1800 – 2200 – 2500

6th July 19.00 o’clock

W. S. OTHELLO – the Black Moor

“A well-known play set in modern times, directed by Zsótér Sándor”

Cast: Gergő Kaszás, Nóra Földeáki, Krisztián Kovács, Roland Rába, Gábor Nagypál, György Sípos, Lajos Spilák, Júlia Nyakó, Katalin Homonnai, Erika Molnár

Directed by: Sándor Zsótér

Performance of Studio K Theatre, Budapest

- Chamber Hall

- Ticket price: HUF 1800

7th July 20.30 o’clock

W. Shakespeare: Richard III.

“A unique direction on the eternal matter of faith – personality – power, with Transylvanian and Hungarian actors”

Cast: Áron Dávid, Benedek Botond Farkas, György Vass, Erika Szabó

Directed by: Ádám Burák

Performance of the Theatre Base of Zsámbék and the Manna Production

- Around the Castle

- Ticket price: HUF 1500

8th July 18.00 o’clock

Shakespeare’s contemporary music

“Renaissance music by the internationally renowned ensemble”

Concert of the Hungarian Renaissance Resemble

Musicians: Róbert Mandel, Gábor Kállay, Judit Andrejszki, Zsolt Szabó

- Chamber Hall

- Ticket price: HUF 1500

9th July 20:30 o’clock

Shakespeare -Tchaikovsky : Romeo and Juliet – ballet

“Shakespeare’s most popular play with the wonderful music of Tchaikovsky, in a modern dance performance.”

Choreographer: Noémi Kulcsár

Performance of the Miskolc Ballet

- Lake Stage

- Ticket price: HUF 1500

10th-11th July 11.00 o’clock

Who was Shakespeare?

International conference

- Public Library

- Admission free

10th July 18.00 o’clock

Songs for Shakespeare

“The world famous Portuguese jazz singer encounters Shakespeare”

Concert of Maria Joao

- Museum courtyard

- Ticket price: HUF 2500

11th July 20.30 q’clock

W. Shakespeare: King Lear

“A staggeringly beautiful performance, with excellent actors”

In the main roles: György Cserhalmi, Csilla Radnay, Sándor Gáspár, Csaba Krisztik, Földes Eszter

Directed by: Bagó Bertalan

Performance of the Vörösmarthy Theatre from Székesfehérvár

(Rain day: 12th July)

- Lake Stage

- Ticket price: HUF 1500 – 2000 – 2600

12th July 18.00 o’clock

Shakespeare and András Ferenc Kovács – a conversation with the author, dramatist and literary translator

Moderator: Elek Tibor – literary historian

- Chamber Hall

- Ticket price: HUF 800

13th July 20.30 o’clock

7th Literary Humour Festival

“Humour, satire, slam-poetry from contemporary Hungarian writers and jazz music”

The writings are read by: Csaba Hartay, Zsolt Győrei – Csaba Schlachtovszky, András Ferenc Kovács, Endre Kukorelly, László Márton, István Pion, Márton Simon, Krisztina Tóth, Csaba Székely, Balázs Szálinger, István Vörös,

Rozsnyói Péter plays on the piano

Host: Tarján Tamás

Editor and director of the evening: Elek Tibor

- Castle Stage

- Ticket price: HUF 2000

14th July 20.30 o’clock

The Postman who eats the letters – comedy

“New production of the L’art pour L’art Company”

Performance of the L’art pour L’art Company

- Lake Stage

- Ticket price: HUF 2500 – 3000 – 3500

15th July 16.00 o’clock

Fade-outs – opening ceremony of the exhibition

Exhibition of István Orosz, Kossuth Prize award-winning Graphic Artist

- Chamber Theatre

- The exhibition can be visited free of charge until 9th August.

15th July 20.30

Ratkó József: Help the King – historical drama

“The historical play about King Stephan I. and the eternal question: Where to go, where to stand?”

Cast: Tamás Szalma, Anna Kubik, István Bicskei, Imre Szélyes, Árpád Bakota, István Papp, Tamás Garay Nagy, Róbert Kardos M., Olasz Soma Szabó

Directed by: Sándor Csikos

The joint production of the National Theatre Budapest and the Csokonai Theatre Debrecen

(Rain day: 16th July)

- Castle Stage

- Ticket price: HUF 1800 – 2200 – 2500

17th July 20.30 o’clock

Ernő Szép: Purple wisteria – a love story

“A joyful, beautiful story about love performed by artists from Beregszász”

Cast: Attila Ferenczi, Júlia Domerackaja, Imre Szabó, Magdolna Vass, András Kacsur, Ibolya Orosz, Ildikó Béres, Melinda Orosz, Viktória Tarpai, Andrea Kacsur, István Sőtér

Directed by: Ferenc Katkó

Performance of the Illyés Gyula Hungarian National Theatre from Beregszász

- Castle Stage

- Ticket price: HUF 1800 – 2200 – 2500

18th July 19.00 o’clock

the 24th Gyula Castle Jazz Festival

“King of the Hammond Organ, a singer with wonderful voice and Hungarian stars.”

Cast: Joey De Francesco Trio /USA/, Joan Faulkner / USA/ – Gusztáv Csík /H/ Duó, Tóth Viktor Arura Trio, Gyulai Big Band

- Castle Stage

- Ticket price: HUF 4800

- Jazz-Blues Season Ticket: HUF 7000

19th July 19.00 o’clock

10th Castle Blues Festival

“The British Janis Joplin with his legendary English blues Mohicans and the best blues musicians of Hungary”

Cast: Maggie Bell & Norman Beaker Blues Trio /GB/, Hobo and his band, Mojo Workings, Jack Cannon Blues Band

- Castle Stage

- Ticket price: HUF 3800

- Jazz-Blues Season Ticket: HUF 7000

21st July 20:30 o’clock – First night

Sándor Szathmári: Kazohinia

“Social criticism with harsh humour, satire and utopia from the novel of the Hungarian Orwell”

Directed by: Árpád Sopsits

performance of the Gyula Castle Theatre

- Lake Stage

- Ticket price: HUF 2000

22nd-23rd July 20:30 o’clock – First night

Sándor Szathmári: Kazohinia

“Social criticism with harsh humour, satire and utopia from the novel of the Hungarian Orwell”

Directed by: Árpád Sopsits

performance of the Gyula Castle Theatre

- Lake Stage

- Ticket price: HUF 2000

27th July 20.30. o’clock

The concert of Tamás Vásáry and the Zoltán Kodály World Youth Orchestra

“The concert of the world famous conductor and the World Orchestra in Gyula”

On the repertoire: Ferenc Erkel: László Hunyadi – Overture, Zoltán Kodály: Dances of Galánta, Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Conducor: Tamás Vásáry

- Castle Stage

- Ticket price: HUF 2000

28th-29th July 20.30 o’clock

Dés – Geszti – Békés: The Jungle Book – musical

“The popular musical in a new adaptation”

In the main roles: Attila Gulyás, Norbert Nagy, György Szomor, Gyula Bartus, Gábor Vadász, Erika Nagy, Tünde Kara

Directed by: Ádám Horgas

Performed by the Weöres Sándor Theatre in Szombathely and the Jókai Theatre in Békéscsaba

(Rain day: 30th July)

- Lake Stage

- Ticket prices: HUF 2500 – 3000 – 3500

1st-2nd August 20.30 o’clock

Sándor Rideg: The Watchman’s House Is AboutTo Take Off – comedy adapted by Géza Bereményi

“The latest stage adaptation of one of the most entertaining novels with excellent actors”

Cast: Ádám Árdelán, Sándor Gáspár, Anna Kubik, Tamás Sághy, Noémi Závodszky, Kamil Kricsár, János Derzsi, István Kelemen, Sándor Tűzkő, Illés Juhász

Directed by: Bertalan Bagó

Performance of the Vörösmarthy Theatre from Székesfehérvár

(Rain day: 3rd August)

- Lake Stage

- Ticket price: HUF 2500 – 3000 – 3500

4th August 20.30 o’clock – First night

Sándor Weöres: Psyché

“A lyrical bravura of our literature about the poetess with a stormy life – only for adults”

Performed by the actor students of the University of Kaposvár

Directed by: Attila Vidnyánszky

Joint production of the Gyula Castle Theatre and the University of Kaposvár

(Rain day: 6th August)

- behind the Castle

- Ticket prices: HUF 2000

5th August 20.30 o’clock

Sándor Weöres: Psyché

“A lyrical bravura of our literature about the poetess with a stormy life – only for adults”

Performed by the actor students of the University of Kaposvár

Directed by: Attila Vidnyánszky

Joint production of the Gyula Castle Theatre and the University of Kaposvár

(Rain day: 6th August)

- behind the Castle

- Ticket prices: HUF 2000

6th August 20.30 o’clock

Károly Szakonyi: Two women – comedy, reading theatre

“The comedy of the renowned playwright on the encounter of two wierd women”

- Castle

- Ticket price: HUF 1800

7th-8th August 20.30 o’clock

My Fair Lady – musical

“It has been a hit for more than 20 years, now with a new cast – reprise première”

Based on G.B. Shaw’s Pygmalion, written by Alan Jay Lerner

Music by: Frederick Loewe

In the main roles: Andrea Mahó, István Hirtling, László Szacsvay, Vali Dániel, Csaba Jegercsik, Nóra Benkő, Dezső Rancsó, Sándor Szűcs, Attila Szatmári, András Simon

Directed by: Ferenc Sík, Mária Harangi

Performance of the Budapest Hungarian Theatre

(Rain day: 9th august)

- Lake Stage

- Ticket price: HUF 3900 – 4700 – 5500