Bucharest International Theatre Platform
Thursday 13 November 2014 - 00:00 to Sunday 16 November 2014 - 00:00
Gabroveni Inn, Bucharest

The first edition of the Bucharest International Theatre Platform, organised by ArCUB and ARPAS (the Romanian Association for the Promotion of Performing Arts) in partnership with the British Council Romania, will take place between 13-16 November at Gabroveni Inn

This new initiative, designed to become an annual event, aims to bring forward international theatre shows and thus contribute to the effervescent cultural scenery of the capital city.

This first edition is dedicated to the feminine point of view and subscribes to the "Future is feminine" statement, welcoming theatre shows, film screenings and debates addressing feminine themes. 

Two intense UK theatre productions, selection of the British Council Showcase at the Edinburgh Festival, will be among the stars of the Bucharest International Theatre Platform, "The Tin Ring"  and "Major Tom", followed by discussions with the artists themselves.  

”The Tin Ring” – performed by Jane Arnfield 

Zdenka Fantlová is one of a handful of Holocaust survivors still alive today. Born in Czechoslovakia, Zdenka was 17 when the war began and the ring of the title was given to her by Arno, her first love. Zdenka kept it with her as a symbol of truth and hope from Terezin to Bergen-Belsen. 

Adapted for the stage by Mike Alfreds and Jane Arnfield, directed by Mike Alfreds „The Tin Ring” is a profoundly uplifting story of great love, brought to life by Jane Arnfield’s extraordinary solo performance.

Jane Arnfield was born in Stockport and trained at Dartington College of Arts graduating with a BA (Hons) in Theatre. She has been a theatre practitioner for the past twenty four years. As a performer Jane has worked with the Northern Stage Ensemble under the direction of Alan Lyddiard and Erica Whyman. Method and Madness with Mike Alfreds and Shakespeare’s Globe London, New York where Jane played Imogen in Cymbeline opposite Mark Rylance.

”Major Tom” – performed by Victoria Melody 

”Major Tom” is the story of how an average 34-year-old became a beauty queen and how her unruly pet basset hound, Major Tom, became a championship show dog. Major Tom and Victoria increasingly immerse themselves in the obsessive and confusing realm of personal scrutiny as they participate as genuine contestants, determined to win. Accompanied on stage by documentary film footage and her dog, Victoria tells this true story, which explores the British fascination with celebrity, beauty and winning. 

Victoria Melody is an award winning British artist with a background in fine art. She makes one-woman theatrical shows. Victoria has presented her work nationally and internationally at venues including Soho Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, The Lowry, Bristol Old Vic, Battersea Arts Centre, Summerhall (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Push Festival (Canada), Aarhus Festival (Denmark) and Brisbane Festival (Australia).

Tickets for the theatre performances can be purchased at the ArCUB booking office on 14 Batiște Street for the price of 25 lei.
Passes are also available for 75 lei providing entry for all the four shows featured in the Platform. 

Below you will find the full schedule of the Bucharest International Theatre Platform #1.

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