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Katona József Theatre
Hungary

Rattledanddisappeared

Written by András Vinnai and Viktor Bodó

Venue OReilly Theatre, Belvedere
Date 11 Oct - 14 Oct 7.30pm
Duration 2hrs 45mins



Directed by Viktor Bodó
Set Designed by Lavente Bagossy
Costumes Designed by Kristina Berzsenyi

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Following on from its huge success at the Kontakt Festival (where it won Best Director, Best Set Design and Best Actor for Tamás Keresztes playing Josef K), as well as awards at MESS 2005 (Best Director, Best Overall Acting) and the National Theatrical Festival 2005 (Best Director, Best Performance and Best Stage Design), Rattledanddisappeared is now ready to wow Irish audiences. 

An innocent and harmless young man, Josef K., is condemned to be removed from society. The world has gone insane; people struggle to cope under the rule of a faceless and nameless regime that churns out absurd orders. Loosely based on The Trial by Kafka, Josef K. slowly realises that nothing is as he imagined in this mad world permanently threatened by violence and punctuated by fragments of Broadway musicals.

This animated (almost carnival) production is reminiscent of an Orson Welles movie, and incorporates elements of action, break-dance and cabaret. It besieges the audience with its unlimited, boundless originality, its aggressiveness, its provocative nature, its paradoxes, its humour and versatility carried to their extremes, its elements of cabaret and circus, its grotesqueness, its cinematic character, its dances and waves. The rave reviews declaring it "limitlessly original", "stunning " and "extremely humorous and delicious " are not exaggerated. Viktor Bodó and András Vinnai introduce us to a highly unorthodox Kafka.

The Katona József is the best-known theatre company in Hungary.

Performed in Hungarian with English surtitles.

Recommended for ages 16+

"ACTING OF THIS FORCE CUTS THROUGH THE LANGUAGE BARRIER"  - The Guardian on Katona József Theatre

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