Contemporary British theatre in Italian.
12 Nov-11 Dec. The 14th edition of Trend: New frontiers of the British scene takes place at Teatro Belli in Trastevere until 11 December.
The festival of British drama provides a bridge between established and emerging British (and Irish) talent, and the programme contains award-winning works from noted playwrights as well as recent plays by younger authors. Translated from their original language into Italian, the plays in the theatre festival, which is supported by the capital, raise awareness of contemporary British theatre among a new audience.
Fred's Diner by Penelope Skinner (12-15 Nov) is a black comic thriller that portrays a dark side behind the diner's friendly staff; Captain Amazing by Alistair McDowall (19-22 Nov) is a funny and poignant one-man show about Britain's only part-time superhero; and Unfaithful by Owen McCafferty (24-25 Nov) is about a middle-aged married couple tempted by infidelity.
This is followed with Comfort & Joy by Jen McGregor (27-29 Nov), charting the once-successful but now penniless sisters Rosemary and Violet as they face Christmas; All Over Lovely by Claire Dowie (1-2 Dec), a two-character play framing a furious debate about politicising feminism and sexuality; Dedalus Lounge by Gary Duggan (4-6 Dec), set in Dublin over the course of one wild Christmas; and ending with Tender Napalm by Philip Ridley (8-11 Dec), an emotional but edgy glimpse into the relationship between a man and a woman.
For full details see website.
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Trend: British Theatre in Rome
Teatro Belli, Pizza S. Apollonia 11/a, tel. 065894875.