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Many have heard of the Orient Express  which made its history in the pre-war years and later was also associated in many forms around the World … Established many books, Agatha Christie’s thriller film, the adaptation of Ian Fleming’s “From Russia with Love”‘.

The MUSICAL FORMATION is to be for the FIRST TIME in HUNGARY and a WORLD PREMIERE presenting to the eyes and ears the elegance and luxury on the route of the Orient Express.

World premiere!

7 p.m. Saturday. December, 13. 2014. 

Art of House at Gödöllő!

The 4,350 mile journey in just 2 hours within an extraordinary MUSICAL SHOW rolling on the rail tracks that will take you back in time, in having a peak on the route of the world-famous Orient Express. The premiere show will be  presented by the musical troupe of the Békéscsaba Jókai Theater, director and production designer: Péter Fekete. So we heard at the press conference which was held on Tuesday, by representatives of the production at the Hungarian Railway Museum‘s inside the chocolate-and-cream colored train with Lalique glass and wood-panelled dining car. The coming up performance is connected to the 100th anniversary of the fourteen war. In 1914 at Zemun – Belgrade, the Sava bridge was exploded, whereas previously on the trails, rattling bridges, spanned over rivers and gaps connecting East and West said Péter Fekete. Also added, he had been thinking of the idea to bring on stage the history of the Orient Express in a musical formation, researching background materials to implement into the show as: … Quote: “beheaded journalists, suicide bombers equipped with explosives, chador wearing bright-eyed and bare-faced women, photocopied images hanging on the wall. Concentrated on interoperability problem between the East and West, the collision points to make the eternal story.”

Main philosophy … Quote: „We can only accept each other …  if we get to know each others culture … if we accepted each other …  then bridges will not be exploded … said Péter Fekete.

The musical production is fulfilled with elegance, adventure and the great symbol of traveling  by rolling on and on the rail tracks  from Paris and Istanbul. This is the story of a great trip, crossing boarders presenting the different cultures within each country’s arts, styles, dance, folk music.  The show will follow musical roots of Western culture, the French Impressionists Expressionists and musical ideas, Balkan folklore music, Vienna and Budapest coffee house atmosphere, and Turkish folk motifs. The show floats the audience  back to the grandiose, unique spectacle-world, in two-act theatrical piece, contemporary luxury route between East and West. Also highlighting the show with the performances of the Cimbaliband  group , „Fricska” – Flick dance group, and  the Talamba Percussion Ensemble..

The play is actually based on a simple love story … if a love story can be simple … a man play by: György Szomor/Csaba Vasvári from Paris and from Istanbul, played by Petra Gubik, a woman travelling to approach each other. While on the trip through music, dance, tell their own stories. Half way on their journey, the bridge was exploded. Soforth, this was destroying their possibility in encountering each other. The history is well-known as breaking, tearing apart men and women as the 1914 outbreak of the First World War.

György Gémesi – Mayor of Gödöllő said, the House of Arts in Gödöllő will host the Orient Express music and dance production for the first time on stage in Hungary and in the world. This will be the world premiere within a musical show of the outbreak of World War I. The major added, arriving to the premiere will be the major of Sarajevo and other honored guests. Also said, within this production will be one of the 50 memorial and cultural events to take place in Hungary in memorial to the thematic worthy end of the outbreak of the WWI. Balázs Kovács – executive director also expressed his honor to have the Orient Express world premiere production on stage at the House of Arts in the Cultural and Conference Center – Gödöllő.

 Somehow missing to be at the Saturday’s premiere,there is also a chance to see the production on  Monday, December, 15. 2014., at the Art of House in Gödöllő.

In May, 2015. at  the Békéscsaba Jókai Theater to be held 20 performance, also a station where once stopped the Orient Express.

The production director is already underway having negotiations about visiting, taking on stage the musical in those cities … from Paris to Istanbul  … where the Orient Express had stops. During the press gathering a piece of insight was shown to the media representatives.

Tickets available at and through: ticket office at Art of House in Gödöllő and

price: 4.500HUF

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter