20 Oct-18 Dec. The 15th edition of Trend: New frontiers of the British scene takes place at Teatro Belli in Trastevere until 11 December.
The drama festival 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.
The programme includes The Cordelia Dream by Marina Carr (20 Oct), I, Caliban by Tim Crouch (22-23 Oct), I <3 Alice <3 I by Amy Conroy (26-27 Oct), Awkward Conversations with Animals I've Fucked by Rob Hayes (28 Oct), The Container by Clare Bayley (30 Oct-5 Dec), Dust to Dust by Robert Farquhar (7-9 Nov), Swallow by Robeto Di Maio (11-13 Nov), Girls Like That by Evan Placey (16-20 Nov), A Crime of Twenty First Century by Edward Bond (22-24 Nov), Every Brilliant Thing (25-27 Nov), Lovesong by Abi Morgan (29 Nov-4 Dec), A Girl is a Half Formed Thing by Eimear McBride (6-7 Dec), There has possibly been an accident by Chris Thorpe (9-10 Dec), Ifigenia in Cardiff by Gary Owen (12-13 Dec), In the Republic of Happiness by Martin Crimp (16-18 Dec).
There is also the Ciclo Proiezioni National Theatre on 14 November, featuring Behind the Beautiful Forever by David Hare (18.00), John by Lloyd Newson (20.00), and Hangmen by Martin McDonagh (22.00).
For full details see website.
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Trend: British Theatre in Rome
Teatro Belli, Pizza S. Apollonia 11/a, tel. 065894875.
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