Lampedusa at Teatro Eliseo

31 Jan-18 Feb. Teatro Eliseo presents an Italian-language adaptation of Lampedusa by British playwright Anders Lustgarten. The hard-hitting tale focuses on mass migration, contrasting the life of Stef...

Giudizio Universale: Michelangelo and the secrets of the Sistine Chapel

Giudizio Universale: Michelangelo and the secrets of the Sistine Chapel comes to Rome on 15 March. Billed as an "extraordinary journey", this cutting-edge production immerses the audience in the worl...

Settimo Cielo (Cloud 9) at Rome's Teatro India

14-25 Feb. Giorgina Pi directs Settimo Cielo, an Italian adaptation of Cloud 9 by British playwright Caryl Churchill. The first act is set in British colonial Africa in the Victorian era, the second i...

The Rivals

30 Jan-4 Feb. The Rome Savoyards and Plays in Rome present The Rivals, a comedy of manners, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. First performed at Covent Garden in 1775, the play concerns the romantic diff...

Mozart: Il sogno di un clown at Teatro India

10-21 Jan. Teatro India hosts Mozart: Il sogno di un clown. The success, humiliation, pain and love behind the story of Mozart, whose music is played live to accompany Giuseppe Cederna in his monologu...

Mamma Mia! at Rome's Teatro Sistina

6 Dec-7 Jan. Teatro Sistina hosts an Italian-language version of the smash-hit musical Mammia Mia!, running until 7 January. Written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of 1...

Pasolini's Ragazzi di vita at Teatro Argentina

21 Dec-7 Jan. Massimo Popolizio directs a performance of Ragazzi di vita, the controversial 1956 work by Italian author, poet and intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini at Teatro Argentina. The story follo...

Italian and American Playwrights Project in Rome

14 Dec. The American University of Rome brings the Italian and American Playwrights Project (IAPP) to Rome thanks to a partnership with Umanism and 369 Gradi. The project fosters an exchange between...

If Lear Had a Lawyer

30 Nov-10 Dec. Fool versus the King. It takes a courageous heart. By Don Carroll for the English Theatre of Rome. Based on Shakespeare's King Lear from a lawyer's perspective, this is the first play b...

Pygmalion

8-10 Dec. This musical adaptation of My Fair Lady by Arts in English promises to be fun for all the family. Arts in English is a non-profit making cultural association which stages musical theatre...

Saved at Teatro Vascello

29 Nov-10 Dec. Teatro Vascello presents an Italian adaptation by Tommaso Spinelli of Saved, the second and best known play by celebrated English playwright Edward Bond. Set in London in the 1960s,...

Trend: Festival of British Theatre in Rome

10 Oct-18 Dec. The 16th edition of Trend: New frontiers of the British scene takes place at Teatro Belli in Trastevere until 18 December, with the support of the capital and the British Council.The dr...

La Divina Commediola at Teatro Vittoria

31 Oct-5 Nov. Giobbe Covatta presents La Divina Commediola, an apocryphal but fun version of Dante's epic work in which purgatory and heaven don't make the cut. In Italian. 

Casting call for Irish College play

The Pontifical Irish College in Rome will once again be staging a play on St Patrick's Day on 17 March next year. The performance will be an adaptation of Brian Friel's Making History, which tells the...

The Importance of Being Earnest

24-29 Oct. The Rome Savoyards and Plays in Rome present The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde's enduringly popular farce, at Teatro Genesio in the Prati district. Actors Rishad Noorani and...

The Belle of Amherst

25-30 Oct. The English Theatre of Rome presents The Belle of Amherst, by William Luce, in collaboration with John Cabot University's Italy Reads literature programme. Directed by Imogen Kutch with Gab...

Teatro India: dEVERSIVO

19-29 Oct. Teatro India hosts dEVERSIVO, written, directed and interpreted by Eleonora Danco. The powerful play takes place in various rooms of a house, between night with day, conjuring scenes of str...

Il Teatro di Chris Thrope: Un progetto di Jacopo Gassmann

24-29 Oct. Jacopo Gassmann directs two Italian adaptations of plays by celebrated Manchester theatremaker and playwright Chris Thorpe at Teatro Palladium - Università Roma Tre, with the support of The...

Grease at Teatro Sistina

14-29 Oct. The Italian version of Grease, the 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, celebrates its 20 anniversary with a production directed by Saverio Marconi. Starring Guglielmo Scilla with s...

Much Ado About Nothing at Globe Theatre

5-15 Oct. The four-month Shakespearean programme at Rome’s Silvano Toti Globe Theatre, under the artistic direction of popular Roman actor Gigi Proietti, ends on a high-note for Rome’s English speaker...

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