Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Uglješa Šajtinac


Directed by Alex Chisholm

Set Designer: Marija Kalabić, Costume Designer: Jelisaveta Tatić Čuturilo, Dramaturgs:Miloš Krečković, Marija Stojanović, Video: Dušan Udicki, Lightning Designer: Svetislav Calić,

On the surface, this is a story about the return of an old friend after ten years spent abroad and an encounter between best friends after a long absence; this play – one of the most exciting pieces of dramatic writing in Serbia in this century – not only touches upon some of the most difficult and painful issues related to life in this day and age and in this part of the world but also answers some of the eternal and universal questions: honesty and deceit, responsibility towards ourselves and others, about youth, maturity and death.

“It has been a long time since I have felt this happy while watching a play and so sad that it had to end. The actors have what it takes to make us believe that this story written by Uglješa Šajtinac is not only the story of their lives but ours too.” (B92)

“A play by young people for young people.” (POLITIKA)

“The quantity of emotion and excitement that this play has stirred among the spectators, this play can certainly be considered one of the most successful pieces of theatre in the many years of the Budva festival.” (POBJEDA)

“A fantastic cast (…) has managed to achieve what so rarely happens in theatre and is yet the very essence of theatre – absolute attention from the audience, laughter, tears and at the end several minutes of standing ovation from the whole auditorium saluting the artists.” (VIJESTI)

Huddersfield has toured all over Serbia and the region, throughout the Balkans and has been performed at festivals in Novi Sad, Užice, Mladenovac, Zaječar, Brčko, Doboj, Banja Luka and Budva, winning nearly every award there was to win, including three Sterijino Pozorje awards: Uglješa Šajtinac for best new play, Nebojša Glogovac and Goran Šušljik for best actors and four Ardalion awards: best production, best set design (Marija Kalabić), best actor (Nebojša Glogovac) and best supporting role (Josif Tatić).

Premiere: 26 February 2005

Duration: 2 hrs, no interval

Last performance: 28th May 2016

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