The Beauty of London in September: a weekend of Romanian theatre shows, concerts and talks

28 - 29/09/2019 @ Theatro Technis and Leicester Square Theatre

The last weekend of September brings to London a generous crop of theatre and music shows, featuring some of Romania’s most revered artists: Oana Pellea, Mircea Rusu, Cristina Casian and Adrian Naidin. The programme is organised by Poveşti spuse-n româneştewith the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute in London.

 

PROGRAMME:

 

Saturday, 28 September 2019
2pm / Theatro Technis, Camden Town, 26 Crowndale Road, London NW1 1TT

Amalia Takes a Deep Breath (Amalia respiră adânc) by Alina Nelega

With: Cristina Casian
Directed by: Mariana Cămărășan
Stage design: Alexandra Penciuc

Amalia Takes a Deep Breath tells the story of a woman living her life in communist Romania, who gets to a new era of freedom that proves to be confusing. We see her through the different stages of her life, on a sad and dark path: the little girl, happy to be away from her German governess or the piano lessons, the experimental adolescent, the mother, the old woman. But all the traumas she suffers do not transform her into a self-pitiful person; instead, she remains fantastically courageous and charmingly candid throughout.

In 2007, Alina Nelega was awarded the European Author Prize in Heidelberg for this play and, for her role in the show, Cristina Casian received the UNITER Debut Award in 2008.

Running time: 75 minutes (no interval)
The show will be performed in Romanian with English surtitles.
Please book your tickets HERE

 

Saturday, 28 September 2019
4pm / Theatro Technis, Camden Town, 26 Crowndale Road, London NW1 1TT

In Conversation with Oana Pellea

After an acclaimed appearance at TEDxCluj in June, where she spoke about the power of emotions, beloved actress Oana Pellea will address her London audiences, speaking about identity, freedom and love. The talk, given in Romanian, will be followed by a conversation with the public.

“I learned from my parents that life is measured in days. You have to squeeze the moment and enjoy it.” (Oana Pellea, in conversation with journalist Andreea Esca)

Running time: 90 minutes (50 mins talk  + 40 mins Q&A)
Please book your tickets HERE

 

Sunday, 29 September 2019
3pm / Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX

The Beauty of Venice in September (Frumos e în septembrie la Veneția) by Teodor Mazilu 

With: Oana Pellea and Mircea Rusu
Directed by: Mariana Cămărășan
Stage design: Vladimir Turturică

Grande dame Oana Pellea returns to the British capital in the company of Bucharest’s National Theatre actor Mircea Rusu, bringing to the stage of Leicester Square Theatre a new romantic comedy by one of the most prominent Romanian playwrights of the 20th Century.

An unexpected love story unfolds right where we are accustomed to only seeing the shortcomings, in a reality that only dreams can make bearable.

“In love with the very fact of being in love, millions of people dream of Venice. The waves of the Adriatic strike against the brick shores of the island. The lamp posts are lit one by one, and the incredible music of Lucio Dalla is played on a jukebox. Everything is surreally beautiful. In the mirage of absolute romance, a woman and a man rediscover each other, as they never imagined it could be.” – director Mariana Cămărășan

Running time: 75 minutes (no interval)
The show will be performed in Romanian with English surtitles.
Please book your tickets HERE

 

Sunday, 29 September 2019
5:30pm / Theatro Technis, Camden Town, 26 Crowndale Road, London NW1 1TT

Adrian Naidin in Concert

Melding, in a novel formula, soulful Romanian folklore with dynamic jazz sounds, and his unmistakable voice with the rich sound of cello and delightful piano tunes, Adrian Naidin’s music brings a little piece of Heaven to Camden.

“There is no music without love and there is no love without forgiveness.” - Adrian Naidin

 

 

Running time: 90 minutes (no interval)
Please book your tickets HERE

 

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