Miro Gavran, writer

The Patients

Theme: healing with music
Number of characters: 6 female, 4 male
Number of acts: a musical in two acts
Setting: psychiatric clinic
Time: the present
Written in: 2016
Premiere: 4.10.2016., Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb, Croatia


Doctor Lovro is director of private psychiatric clinic and he knows that music is best way to treat his patients.

Valentina, a famous musician who got fed up with popularity and left cruel world of showbiz to live on deserted island. She will come to help dr. Lovro by composing music for his patients. They will together start treating a colorful crowd of patients.

This perfect setting is ruined by Valentina's ex manager Robert who comes to clinic to make a "crazy" good deal.

Valentina and dr. Lovro fall in love, patients dream about becoming famous musicians and producer Robert is willing to help them get there.

Who will win - music or dark side of show business?

Music by: Tonci Huljic

Author of the libretto: Miro Gavran

Lyrics by: Vjekoslava Huljic

Director: Igor Barberic

Dramaturge : Igor Weidlich

Music director: Filip Gjud

Production designer: Marta Crnobrnja

Costume designer: Slavica Motusic

Executive producer: Tadija Kolovrat

Actors: Hana Hegedušić (VALENTINA), Damir Kedžo (ROBERT), Hrvoje Foretić (LOVRO), Elena Brumini (MANDA), Sanja Crljen (ENA), Vesna Ravenšćak (NEDA), Zrinka Kušević (IVA), Jassna Luna Jozic (IRMA), Ivan Čuić (TONI), Fabijan Pavao Medvešek (IGOR).

Rest of the ensemble: Vedran Roljić, Stjepan Lach, Nikša Ovčina, Davor Lovrinić, Matej Mudrovčić, Bruna Oberan, Aleta Arbanas, Doris Teur, Manuela Svorcan, Gordana Marković, Dino Antonić