9 April. The English Theatre of Rome celebrates its 20th anniversary with a 16th-century supper in homage to "the Bard, Hamlet and longevity" at Teatro Arciliuto on Saturday 9 April, from 22.00 onwards.
Partygoers can wine and dine with the cast and crew of Douglas Dean's all-female Hamlet, which runs until 10 April, win raffle prizes, taste a 21st-century desert by Leon Lewis’s ArrivaDolci, and enjoy live music by Iaon Gunn, Dermot O'Connell and John Caudill. Dinner costs €20, and there is an alternative buffet of pizza and salad for younger visitors who aren't keen on 16th-century fare.
Formerly known as Off Night Repertory, the theatre company was founded in 1996 by Gaby Ford, an actor, director and drama professor originally from New York. Teatro Arciliuto, which later this year celebrates 50 years in business, is well-known to the capital’s English-speaking community as it has long been the principal venue for productions of The English Theatre of Rome.
Situated close to Piazza Navona, in the 16-century Palazzo Chiovenda in Piazza di Montevecchio, the theatre was founded in 1967 by Neapolitan poet and musician Enzo Samaritani who performs there regularly with his musician son Giovanni. Its regulars include familar faces from the world of culture and entertainment, and in the past it has welcomed the likes of director Federico Fellini, writer Italo Calvino and actors Vittorio Gassman and Burt Lancaster.
The intimate venue is noted for its ancient architectural features, its lively art collection and the underground remains of a second-century BC villa.
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English Theatre of Rome 20th anniversary celebration
Piazza Montevecchio 5 (Piazza Navona), tel. 066879419.