A Revizor | The Government Inspector


This coproduction between the Vígszínház and Viktor Bodó’s independent Sputnik Shipping Company received a huge critical acclaim and many invitations to showcases and festivals, and was already successfully presented in Plzen at the 22nd International Festival Theatre.

Gogol’s ingenious comedy presents an ever-current, grotesque image depicting the hypocritical system of corruption, where only individual interests matter. In a desolate Hungarian spa, where all the water dried up ages ago, the mayor and his staff await fearfully the day when one of his superiors will notice the fact. When a mysterious foreigner arrives, a wild circus of corruption ensues that has no chance of ending well… This witty, politicizing update of Gogol’s classic comedy is directed by award-winning Viktor Bodó, who created a magnificent comedy of numerous sharp stylistic twists and crisp performances not only by the two leads, but also by the whole company. The fast-paced, aggressive, markedly physical acting style is accompanied by jokes, gags and clowning. Instead of a conversation piece we find ourselves following a nightmare, driven to the point of absurdity and packed with significant references and quotations.


A Revizor | The Government Inspector

At the festival Reims Scènes d'Europe 2016

Based on Nikolai Gogol

Stage Director | Viktor Bodó

Adaptation | Krisztina Kovács, Viktor Bodó

Light Designer | Tamás Bányai

Stage Designer | Juli Balázs

Costume Designer | Fruzsina Nagy

Choregrapher | Máté Hegymegi

Music | Klaus Von Heydenaber

Sound | Gábor Keresztes, Alex Hunyadi

Dramaturgy | Krisztina Kovács, Júlia Róbert

Cast | Géza Hegedűs D., Zsuzsa Járó, Nóra Rainermicsinyei, Lőte Koblicska, Tamás Lengyel, Gábor Hevér, József Kerekes, László Józan, Aron Molnár, Zoltán Szabó, Károly Hajduk, Zoltán Géczi, Kata Gonda, Zoltán Karácsonyi, Szabolcs Fábián, Miklós Béres, Kata Bach

Opened on 8 January 2014

at the Vígszínház, Budapest

A coproduction of the Vígszínház, Budapest and the Sputnik Shipping Company

Guest performances at the UTE member theatre:

Comédie de Reims, France

on 5 and 6 Febuary 2016

At the festival Reims Scènes d'Europe 2016

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Photos © by Dániel Dömölky


Nikolai Gogol | Viktor Bodó

5 février - 4 octobre, 2016