The text of the performance is based on the blog of the Diggerdriver and was edited by László Bagossy and Attila Epres.
“I’m a heavy machine operator. More commonly: an excavator. Here in London: a digger driver. My language skills are barely above basic. I din't come here to try my luck, but to insure a better life for my eight-year-old child and to earn a decent wage for myself.
I could have vegetated the rest of my life till retirement. After all, my job was certain. I'd reached the top of my field. Then, as the years went by, there was less and less in my shopping basket, and I had to pay more and more for it.
A sort of hopelessness and lethargy settled in the country, which was downright smothering.
When someone leaves his home, it’s like when he leaves the woman he stammered out ‘I do’ for, who somehow after the divorce becomes a stupid whore.
There are calm divorces and endlessly bitter ones.
Afterwards, though, we like to see ourselves as used-and-abused victims, and we love to tell everyone about it...”
Opening: 9 May, 2015
The performance runs in one part, duration: ca. 100 mins
The performance was supported by the Municipality of the 7th district.
Diggerdriver: Attila Epres
Wife: Angéla Éva Halász / Annamária Ford
Child: Ádám Sabjányi / Levente Tristan Ford
Dramaturg: Barbara Ari-Nagy
Set: Levente Bagossy
Costume: Mónika Frank
Asisstant to the director: Mona Törő
Director: László Bagossy
The music used in the performance is by SoNaR (www.sonarmusic.hu)