13.11.2018 News / Reports


The jury of the 23rd edition of the Without Translation theatre festival in Užice selected Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Michael Fengler, directed by Bobo Jelčić, as the recipient of this year’s Ardalion award for best production. The Ardalion award for best director went to Bobo Jelčić and Boris Isaković won the Ardalion for best actor for his portrayal of Herr R. in Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?

02.11.2018 News / Reports


A guest performance of The Glass Neck by Biljana Srbljanović, directed by Jagoš Marković, is scheduled for Saturday, 3rd November at the City Drama Theatre “Gavella” in Zagreb.    Only a month after the première, the cast including Jelisaveta Sablić, Vesna Trivalić, Anita Mančić, Dragan Mićanović, Irfan Mensur, Milica Gojković, Marko Janketić, Miloš Samolov, Slobodan Tešić, Bojan Lazarov and Ana Čarman will be giving their first guest performance.

The Glass Neck premièred on 5th October on our Ljuba Tadić stage. The four performances that followed the première were to full houses and the tickets for the performances in November were sold out in 48 hours.   There is also a high level of interest among the Zagreb theatregoers where the tickets for the Yugoslav Drama Theatre guest performance were sold out in a matter of days.

29.10.2018 News / Reports


Tuesday, 20th November at 8 p. m.

Alexander Nikolaevich Ostrovsky


Directed by Egon Savin

Cast: Nikola Rakočević, Branislav Lečić, Jelisaveta Seka Sablić, Predrag Ejdus, Srđan Timarov, Jovana Gavrilović, Anđelka Simić, Bogdan Diklić, Milena Živanović, Nebojša Ljubišić, Stefan Bundalo, Slobodan Tešić, Marko Ajvaz and Anđela Krvavac.


Sunday, 25th November at 8 p. m.

Ivo Andrić


Directed by Gorčin Stojanović

Cast: Nataša Ninković, Vojislav Brajović, Nataša Tapušković, Srđan Timarov, Jasmina Avramović, Milan Marić, Marko Baćović, Vesna Stanković, Anđelika Simić, Stefan Bundalo and Dejan Dedić.

19.10.2018 News / Reports


Tickets for November performances available from Saturday, 20th October. Tickets can be purchased at our box office from 10am – 3pm & 5pm – beginning of performance. On Sundays from 5pm to the beginning of performance.

Box office phones: +381 11 30 61 957 & +381 11 26 44 447.


Tuesday, 20th November, A PROFITABLE POSITION by A.N. Ostrovsky, directed by Egon Savin

Sudany, 25th November, A WOMAN FROM SARAJEVO by Ivo Andrić, directed by Gorčin Stojanović

12.10.2018 News / Reports


The first rehearsal of Uncle Vanya by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, directed by Egon Savin, was held today at Yugoslav Drama Theatre.  The cast includes Branislav Lečić, Nenad Jezdić, Marija Vicković, Bogdan Diklić, Milica Gojković, Dubravko Jovanović and Aleksandra Nikolić. Set design by Egon Savin and costume desgin by Jelena  Stokuća.

In the year when YDT celebrates its 70th birthday and exactly seventy years after the first production of what is believed to be one of Chekhov’s masterpieces, we have a chance to see it once again.  Back in 1948, Uncle Vanya was directed by Bojan Stupica.  The cast back then included Rahela Ferari, Marija Crnobori, Tomislav Tanhofer, Sava Severova, Milivoje Živanović, Mlađa Veselinović and Karlo Bulić, among others.

Besides the above mentioned production of Uncle Vanya from 1948, other productions of plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov at Yugoslav Drama Theatre include: The Cherry Orchard, 3 productions (Miroslav Belović, 1954, Dimitrije Jovanović, 2000, Dejan Mijač, 2011), Ivanov (Y. A. Zavadsky, 1966), Three Sisters (Georgy Aleksandrovich Tovstonogov, 1981) and The Seagull (Slobodan Unkovski, 2003).

09.10.2018 News / Reports


The première of The Glass Neck by Biljana Srbljanović, directed by Jagoš Marković, is scheduled for Friday, 5th October at 8pm on our Ljuba Tadić stage.

The cast includes Jelisaveta Sablić, Vesna Trivalić, Anita Mančić, Dragan Mićanović, Irfan Mensur, Milica Gojković, Marko Janketić, Miloš Samolov, Slobodan Tešić, Bojan Lazarov and Ana Čarman. Jagoš Marković was in charge of set design and Bojana Nikitović designed the costumes.

The Glass Neck by Biljana Srbljanović is about a family living in Belgrade where, as it often happens, there are three generations living under the same roof. It is a family where tensions run high and every member carries the painful heritage of their youth. Complex and almost Chekovian relations between the family members are interwoven with the playwrights’ own observations on the changes in the society from one generation to the next. The text was commissioned by Yugoslav Drama Theatre and though it is in many ways painfully honest, it is nevertheless brimming with humour.   Throughout the play there are constant shifts from one opposing emotion to another – from uproarious laughter to painful truths.

08.10.2018 News / Reports


Wednesday, 24 October

Alan Lightman


Directed by Slobodan Unkovski

Cast: Dragan MićanovićRadovan VujovićAnita MančićBranko CvejićNataša TapuškovićBranka PetrićMarija VickovićMilena ŽivanovićVučić PerovićMarko GrabežMilica GojkovićFilip ĐurićJoakim Tasić

The novel by the American author and physicist Alan Lightman was first published in 1993 and since then has been translated into more than 40 languages.


Saturday, 27 October


Directed by Jagoš Marković

Cast: Bojan DimitrijevićDragan MićanovićGoran ŠušljikJelisaveta „Seka“ SablićMarta BjelicaMladen SoviljNebojša MilovanovićRadovan VujovićSlobodan TešićVlasta Velisavljević, Miloš Jevtović

The Imaginary Invalid is the last play ever written by France’s greatest comic playwright and one of the greatest playwrights the world has ever known. Première is scheduled for the 24th of April.

01.10.2018 News / Reports


Predrag Ejdus, member of the ensemble of the National Theatre in Belgrade, died on 28th September, at the age of 72, after a prolonged illness.

One of the best Serbian actors, beloved by his colleagues and widely appreciated both by audiences and theatre critics, was born in Belgrade on 24th July, 1947.  He studied acting at the Theatre, Film and Television Academy with professor Ognjenka Milićević in the first two years and with professor Predrag Bajčetić in the third year.  He graduated in 1972 from the class of professor Milenko Maričić.

During his long and successful career, Ejdus appeared in around 200 productions.  His performances were acclaimed on stages in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Subotica, Zagreb…in Germany, France, Canada, USA, Hungary, Switzerland… His most memorable performances include characters such as Osip Mandelstam, Joakim Vujić, Prince Myshkin, Franz Kafka, Napoleon, Alexei Fyodorovich Karamazov, Boris Godunov, Isaac Babel, Porfiri Petrovich, Laza Dunđerski, Faust, Shylock, Dougie, Herzl, Mosca…

Generations of theatre goers will remember his fantastic portrayal of Kir Janja, main character of the eponymous comedy by Jovan Sterija Popović, a role he played ever since the opening night on 25th December, 1992.  His last appearance as Kir Janja and his 237th performance was on 21st April of this year.

Another interesting fact is that Ejdus performed the role of Bernard Drach in Chauvinist Farce by Radoslav Pavlović and directed by Egon Savin, around 1800 times.

His success on stage extended to roles in film and television.  He appeared in more than 50 films, tv dramas and series.

Ejdus became a member of the ensemble of the National Theatre in Belgrade shortly after his graduation.  This is where he worked for 20 years before deciding to move to Yugoslav Drama Theatre.  13 years later he returned to the National Theatre, this time as its general manager in the period between 2007 and 2009.

Ejdus is the recipient of many awards including Dobričin Prsten lifetime achievement award which is the highest decoration an actor can receive in Serbia.

This year he received two lifetime achievement awards – Sterijino Pozorje award for contribution to drama and culture and the Golden Turkey lifetime achievement award.

He was president of the Serbian Association of Dramatic Artists in the period between 1985 and 1989.

He also taught for over a decade at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade.

The time and place of Predrag Ejdus’ funeral will be announced in due course.

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