01. 08. 2022


The Animal Farm musical, based on George Orwell’s novel and directed by Zoltán Puskás, will be presented at the Gyula Castle Theater’s All Arts Festival. Part of the Transylvanian Week events, the performance will take place on Saturday, August 6, at 8.30 pm at the Lake Stage in Gyula, Hungary.

“The show gives rise to questions, and the answers, we must admit, are not some of the most soothing. The director says no different in the interview from the (impeccably made) booklet: “Animal Farm is an atemporal piece of writing valid when it was written as it is now, and, unfortunately, I believe it will continue to be acutely relevant in the times to come. We are and will continue to be the children of a Communist system.” In the economy of the show, each actor manages to draw their character in forceful strokes that will stay etched upon our memories for a long time. Through their musical and choreographic performance, they came out with a show which, I dare say, could well hold its own on any Broadway stage.” – wrote Eugenia Sarvari about the performance.

The Animal Farm's stage version and song lyrics were written by Róbert Lénárd, its music was composed by Dávid Klemm and Ervin Erős, and was directed by Zoltán Puskás. Choreographer Jakab Melinda, costume designer Andrea Ledenják, lighting designer Róbert Majoros and accompanist Zoltán Horváth were also part of the team that created the production.

Cast: Gábor Viola, Alpár Fogarasi, Loránd Farkas, András Buzási, Csilla Albert, Ervin Szűcs, Gizella Kicsid, Andrea Vindis, Szabolcs Balla, Anikó Pethő, Zsolt Gedő, Tamás Kiss, Róbert Laczkó Vass, Melinda Kántor, Zsuzsa Tőtszegi, Eszter Román, Éva Imre, Csilla Varga, Csaba Marosán, Andrea Kali, Ádám Balázs, Ádám Ferencz, Szilárd Gáspár-Barra, Ákos Kerekes, Áron Sárosi, Venczel Lőrincz-Szabó, Gusztáv-Tivadar Magyari, József Csiszér Jr., Viktor Dubovan, János Nagy, Norbert Szallos and Szilárd Szőcs.

The production was supported by the Government of Hungary and the Gábor Bethlen Fund.

Cluj audiences will be able to view the performance of Animal Farm on September 7, at 8 pm, in the theatre’s Main Hall.

Tickets for the Gyula performance are available at the ticket office of the Gyula Castle Theater, and online at jegy.hu, while tickets for the Cluj performances are available online at www.biletmaster.ro until August 7, and starting with August 8 they can be purchased from the theatre’s ticket office.