Trend: British Theatre in Rome

Contemporary British theatre in Italian

The 13th edition of Trend: New frontiers of the British scene takes place at Teatro Belli in Trastevere from 28 October until 17 November.

Over three weeks the festival of British drama provides a bridge between established and emerging British 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 festival begins with Quietly (28,31 Oct) by Owen McCafferty which follows IRA activity during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Lungs (1,2 Nov) by Duncan Macmillan is centred around a couple's difficult decision whether to have a child or not.

Eigengrau (4,6 Nov) Penelope Skinner is a tragi-comedy reflecting on themes of loneliness and the search for love.

The One (7,8 Nov) by Vicky Jones is described as a "riot of verbal violence" and irreverant romance between three characters.

Boxer Bitch (10 Nov) by Charlotte Josephine is set in London and follows a young woman who wants to fight in the Olympic Games.

Dark Vanilla Jungle (12,15 Nov) by Philip Ridley features extreme characters and journeys into the darkest corners of the human psyche.

The festival ends with It Wound, Killer, Now (16,17 Nov) comprising four monologues encompassing a range of intense emotions.

For full details see website.

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Address Teatro Belli, Pizza S. Apollonia 11/a, tel. 065894875.

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Trend: British Theatre in Rome

Teatro Belli, Pizza S. Apollonia 11/a, tel. 065894875.