Back to performances

Sándor Weöres

Psyche 18


National Theatre, Budapest, Hungary

Director: Attila Vidnyánszky

2 hours 20 minutes, without breaks.

Revolt, liberty, love. Love which is both liberating and deadly, giving wings and breaking, destroying. Psyché, a work of extraordinary exorbitance, is about this. It is the repository of all of the inscrutable secrets of poet Sándor Weöres, whose lewd yet modest eroticism is as captivating as his profound understanding of human beings.

The production, which was created in the National Theatre, leads the audience into this poetic world. In the summer of 2015, the budding class of actors studying with Attila Vidnyánszky at the University of Kaposvár presented the open-air version of the production, which was a great success, at the Gyula Castle Theatre.

From amidst temptations and apparitions that are both material and spiritual, of the body and of the soul, real and imagined young people speak in very personal voices, in the ephemeralness of the feeling of both proximity and distance. One of the distinctive qualities of the production lies in the fact that every female character is Psyché, not just one, since Psyché is part of every woman, either dozing or ready to break out and rebel in search of liberty and love.

We recommend the production for people 18 years of age and older.


Színészek/Actors: Ács Eszter, Berettyán Nándor, Berettyán Sándor, Fülöp Tamás, Kovács András, Katona Kinga, Barta Ágnes, Nagy Johanna, Krausz Gergő, Mikecz Estilla, Bordás Roland, Roehnelt Zsuzsanna, Kránicz Richárd, Stefánszky István, Vas Judit Gigi


Díszlet- és jelmeztervező/Set- and costume designer: Olekszandr Bilozub/Oleksandr Bilozub

Ügyelő/ stage mistress: Kabai Márta, Géczy István

Eszter Ács

Nándor Berettyán

Sándor Berettyán

Tamás Fülöp

András Kovács

Kinga Katona

Ágnes Barta

Johanna Nagy

Gergő Krausz

Estilla Mikecz

Roland Bordás

Zsuzsanna Roehnelt

Richárd Kránicz

István Stefánszky

Judit Gigi Vas

Stage and costume design

Bilozub Olekszandr

stage manager

Márta Kabai

István Géczy


Attila Vidnyánszky

Kaszás Attila Stage
Attila Vidnyánszky

Attila Vidnyánszky

Attila Vidnyánszky was born in 1964 in Berehove, Ukraine. He graduated from the College of Film and Theatre Arts in Kiev. He was the founding artistic director of the Hungarian National Theatre in Berehove. In 2004, he was appointed main director of the Hungarian State Opera House. In 2006, he was made the artistic director of the Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen, and in 2013 he became the director of the National Theatre in Budapest. In 1990-1997, he taught at the College of Film and Theatre Arts in Kiev, and at the moment he is the artistic deputy director and head of the acting department at the University of Kaposvár. Since 2008, he has served as the founding president of the Hungarian Theatre Society. He has worked in the Theatre of the National Academy in Kiev and in theatres in Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, and Italy. His productions have been performed at prominent international festivals, such as the festivals in Toruń, the Moscow Theatre Olympics, Festival Passages, the International Alexandrinsky Theatre Festival, Nowruz, GogolFest, and the Festival de l’Imaginaire. He has won numerous awards, including the Meyerhold Award of the Meyerhold Centre in Moscow.

Back to performances Go to the top

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy,  Lithuania, Poland,  Romania, Ukraine, Vietnam