Theatre & Dance

Theatre & Dance

Our theatre and dance projects aim at fostering contacts between British and Romanian artists, supporting co-productions, setting up artistic residencies and producing original shows.

Done in partnership with British or Romanian institutions, our theatrical and dance productions often take place at important festivals or key venues. The promotion of Romanian theatre and dance means also working closely with Barbican Centre, Edinburgh International Festival, Southbank Centre and Siobhan Davies Studios, Theatre Royal Stratford East among others.    

 

'The Unburied. The Saint of Darkness' by András Visky Premieres in London

'The Unburied. The Saint of Darkness' by András Visky Premieres in London

The Romanian Cultural Institute is proud to support the world premiere of ‘The Unburied. The Saint of Darkness‘(2016), an unexpected take on Antigone’s myth by award-winning playwright and poet András Visky, one of Romania’s most notable theatre personalities. The play, skilfully transposed into English by...

20 - 25/11/2017 @ [Foreign Affairs], The Mill Co. Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, London, N1 5SQ

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A Dark Fable to Open our Autumn Theatrical Programme

A Dark Fable to Open our Autumn Theatrical Programme

The string of premieres at our chamber theatre space in 1 Belgrave Square resumes in October with a touching performance inspired by the autobiographical novel of Swiss-Romanian Aglaja Veteranyi, the brilliant and tragic figure who committed suicide at 39 after a most spectacular life. Led by director Dana Paraschiv and starring the gifted...

12/10/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
Belgravia Revisited: an encounter with 'Vivien Leigh'

Belgravia Revisited: an encounter with 'Vivien Leigh'

Our theatre programme continues with a brilliant depiction of the last years of the great Vivien Leigh starring the revered thespian Lamia Beligan in a career defining one-woman show. The play, “Vivien Leigh - The Last Press Conference” by Marcy Lafferty, follows the great actress, now a mere shell of the former diva, as she...

14/06/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Alexandra Badea’s Incisive 'The Pulverised' Moves to York Theatre Royal

Alexandra Badea’s Incisive 'The Pulverised' Moves to York Theatre Royal

After a successful and extended London run at the Arcola Theatre, Alexandra Badea's "The Pulverised" moves to York Theatre Royal, showing from 31 May to 10 June. In a 4 stars review, the Evening Standard described the performance as "compelling and chilling", Mind the Blog as "a hard-hitting 90 minutes of theatre...

31/05 - 10/06/2017 @ York Theatre Royal - The Studio, St Leonard's Place, York YO1 7HD
A Timeless Story for all Ages

A Timeless Story for all Ages

The Romanian Cultural Institute and the Romanian Embassy warmly invite you to celebrate The International Children’s Day with an all time classic, Ion Creangă’s 'Capra cu trei iezi' ('The Goat and Her Three Kids'), a spectacular puppet show by The 'Luceafarul' Theatre in Iaşi. Children and adults alike,...

20 - 21/05/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square & Wembley Library, Brent Civic Centre
Marin Sorescu’s 'Jonah', the Elegiac Parable of Human Condition, at the RCI

Marin Sorescu’s 'Jonah', the Elegiac Parable of Human Condition, at the RCI

Arguably the most celebrated monologue of Romanian theatre gets a brilliant makeover in a new production staged specially for our increasingly popular theatrical space. Directed by American Sharon Willems and starring Romanian actor Alin Balaşcan, the performance preserves the signature balance between lyricism and irony so characteristic to...

18 - 19/05/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Alexandra Badea’s Incisive 'The Pulverised' Premieres at Arcola Theatre

Alexandra Badea’s Incisive 'The Pulverised' Premieres at Arcola Theatre

We are proud to support the extensive Arcola Theatre run of Alexandra Badea's eye-opening drama, a piercing portrait of globalisation and its multifaceted effects. Following an impressive production at the National Theatre of Strasbourg, where it won the prestigious Grand Prix de la Littérature, 'The Pulverised' arrives to...

02 - 27/05/2017 @ Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
Memory and Loss: 'Ashes Afar' at RCI London

Memory and Loss: 'Ashes Afar' at RCI London

We are thrilled to continue our theatrical programme with the revelation of 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Andreea Borţun’s 'Ashes Afar' directed by rising star director Bobi Pricop and produced by the Irish-Romanian company Vanner Collective. The show - characterised as “an intelligent and fraught examination of the...

12/04/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Star Thespian Maia Morgenstern in 'Janka' at the Romanian Cultural Institute

Star Thespian Maia Morgenstern in 'Janka' at the Romanian Cultural Institute

Don’t miss the one-off performance of Oscar Speace’s  'Janka', a tour-de-force starring one of Romania’s most beloved actresses, Maia Morgenstern. 'Janka', a Jewish Theatre of Bucharest production, is the intimate portrayal of a Holocaust survivor, “a story of adversity, resilience and of the human...

16/03/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Matei Vişniec’s 'What Shall We Do with the Cello' Premieres at London’s Vault Festival

Matei Vişniec’s 'What Shall We Do with the Cello' Premieres at London’s Vault Festival

Atelier Studio Theatre and the Romanian Cultural Institute proudly present the British premiere of Matei Vişniec’s 'What Shall We Do with the Cello', a funny and sharply relevant play by Romania’s most prolific and celebrated contemporary playwright. The show is part of the VAULT Festival 2017.  Amusing and dark, this...

08 - 12/02/2017 @ The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, SE1 7NN
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