Portofino Lonely Hearts Club

Emotional journey into the 50's and 60's

Maria Koterbska, Janusz Gniatkowski, Marta Mirska, Natasza Zylska, Sława Przybylska, Piotr Szczepanik, Filipinki…

Great voices, great songs. The explosion of dance rhythms seasoned with a dose of elegance and a pinch of humor. Emotional journey into the 50’s and 60’s, when the sounds of mamba, cha-cha, calypso, jazz, and sometimes even the totally dissident rock and roll were starting to break through into the mainstream. Those were the years that gave birth to the golden era of Polish songs, inspiring new generations of young musicians to this day.

It’s time to take a stroll down memory lane in Fredro Theatre, to feel a bit of nostalgia, but also to return to the most beautiful moments of our carefree youth. Let us take a closer look at the emotions accompanying the lives of loners, longing for the charm of their old loves. Their desire to rediscover their passions and feelings. Let’s examine their fear of loneliness and failed effeorts to tame it. The stories of heartbroken people with a lust for life, that can be expressed only through dance and song.

Because, as you know, “It’s a long summer in Portofino / with lots of guests from all over / and the wine is flowing / Here in Portofino all night long …” You know it? So listen. And if you don’t know it, there is no better time to change it!

Welcome to PORTOFINO Lonely Hearts Club!

Michał Chludziński, Łukasz Czuj

directed by
Łukasz Czuj

stage and costume design
Michał Urban

musical direction/arrangement
Marcin Partyka

Paulina Andrzejewska

vocal preparation
Natalia Braciszewska-Kijak

Justyna Polkowska (guest appearance) / Kamila Banasiak- Lady I
Martyna Rozwadowska - Lady II
Michalina Rodak / Karolina Wasilewska-Buraczyk(guest appearance) - Lady III
Anna Pijanowska / Zuzanna Czerniejewska - Lady IV
Justyna Kokot(guest appearance) - Lady V
Wojciech Kalinowski - Gentleman I
Wojciech Siedlecki - Gentleman II
Leszek Wojtaszak / Michał Karczewski - Gentleman III
Maciej Hązła - Gentleman IV
Karol Kadłubiec(guest appearance) - Gentleman V

and the band composed of:
Wojciech Winiarski - guitars
Andrij Melnyk – accordion
Patryk Rynkiewicz – trumpet
Paweł Głowacki - bass

stage manager
Jolanta Skawina
world premiere on 30/01/2016