I was very happy to see an English speaking theatre play in Budapest: something rare and a cool programme to have with non-Hungarian friends.
The title is SÖR, an abbreviation that stands for Shakespeare Összes Röviden – Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). The acronym SÖR in Hungarian also means beer but needless to say, I guess it was probably the first word that you learnt here anyway.
I had some doubts before we went as Shakespeare plays can have so many interpretations, not to mention that we are talking about 3 actors staging all plays and all roles themselves. Sounds like something that can really go wrong.
And it didn’t! I couldn’t believe how funny it actually was. We laughed so much, and it is hard to win me when it comes to comedies in a theatre. I won’t tell you more about the play itself, you should see it yourself!
Don’t expect the usual theatre atmosphere, it is more relaxed and it is on a small stage in Nemzeti Színház. You might want to get tickets at least a month in advance as they sell fast. You cannot reserve a seat, it is based on arrival. You should try and sit in the first row if you can! They really did a good job here, the popularity shows as it’s been on show in Nemzeti for years now.
When and where can you see it? Tickets and more info here: