Pretext is a brand new comedy by Budapest English Theatre, exploring how the sexes face their mortality and at the end of the day, whether it’s our lovers, or our friends, we can really count on.

Cathy, Lucy and Anne are facing the unfortunate truth that men their own age are abandoning the dating pool like rats leaving a sinking ship. But rather than drown their sorrows in martinis, they come up with a cunning plan to seduce hot, young men – while they still can. It’s the very same trick men have been using for centuries, the casting couch. True, the consequences are not exactly what they anticipated, but it works a treat. That is, until they are caught in their own web of deceit.

The show is directed by Virginia Proud, who brought audiences last year’s enthusiastically received Hangovers and Ancient History. In Pretext she takes to the stage with Beth Spisljak, Esther Holbrook and Madeleine Damasdi for an hour of unadulterated fun.
“Light as a soufflé, but just like that confection, it’s also rather delicious. Breezily post-feminist but refreshingly non-misandristic… there are plenty of laughs to be had, from knowing snickers to the more full-bellied kind.” – Scott Alexander Young, Budapest

In Your Pocket
After four packed houses, two additional dates have been announced –
Fri 14th November @ 20.00
Sun 23rd November @19.00
At Művelődési Szint (MÜSZI), 1085 Blaha Lujza ter 1

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door, one hour before the show.

– Press release – 

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