The 8th edition of the Madách International Theatre Meeting (MITEM), organised by the National Theatre in Budapest, officially opens its 8th edition held between April 20 and May 8, with a performance of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet, directed by Gábor Tompa. The performance will take place on Wednesday April 20, at 7pm, on the main stage of the National Theatre. The performance will be followed by an audience discussion.
“You can't help but love Hamlet, as Miklós Vecsei H. brings him to the stage. He juggles emotions and moods as fast as moves, with breathtaking speed. In a few steps he is crossing the stage, getting from one corner to the other, now weaving plots, the next moment meditating, etc. A very, very special actor with a unique ability to use emotion and intelligence in equal measure. Despite his obvious youth, he manages to take on a certain amount of maturity on the fly, which helps him to win over the Queen and lose Ophelia.” - said critic Nona Rapotan about the performance.
The title role will be played by guest actor Miklós H. Vecsei, with an ensemble cast made up of Ervin Szűcs, Imola Kézdi, Balázs Bodolai, Zsolt Gedő, András Buzási, Ferenc Sinkó, Zsuzsa Tőtszegi, József Bíró, Tamás Kiss, Éva Imre, Anikó Pethő, Szabolcs Balla, Lucian Chirilă, Gizella Kicsid, Venczel Lőrincz-Szabó and Sára Viola.
The production is directed by Gábor Tompa, the creative team also including set designer András Both, costume designer Bianca Imelda Jeremias, dramaturg András Visky, composer Vasile Șirli, choreographer Melinda Jakab, video designer András Rancz and Gyopár Bocskai, assistant costume designer.
On Thursday, April 21, at 5 pm, in the Kaszás Attila Hall of the National Theatre, a discussion entitled To be or To Exist? will be held with director Gábor Tompa and set designer András Both, led by dramaturg András Kozma.