National Theatre Director Resigns Following Grave Stage Accident

Date: 13 Nov 2023
Country: HUN
City: Budapest
Place: Budapest, Üllői út 78, 1083 Hungary
Venue/Location: The National Theatre
Show/Event: Romeo and Juliet
Industry: theatre

Despite theatre staff having raised concerns on multiple occasions about the substantial risks posed by the stage set, a scene depicted one actor delicately cradling his deceased daughter in his arms while precariously positioned on a balcony. Tragically, during the Saturday performance, the father’s portrayal, embodied by Lajos Ottó Horváth, lost his footing, resulting in a horrifying plunge from a significant height alongside Júlia Szász, the actress portraying his daughter.