We are thrilled to continue our theatrical programme with the revelation of 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Andreea Borţun’s “Ashes Afar” directed by rising star director Bobi Pricop and produced by the Irish-Romanian company Vanner Collective. The show – characterised as “an intelligent and fraught examination of the possibilities and impossibility of the notion of home” (Mark Bolsover, Edinburgh Spotlight) and as “challenging, questioning, and absolutely beautiful” (Dixon Baskerville, BroadwayBaby) – explores the trauma of immigration, which burns down the edifices of love, family and memory.
Written by Andreea Borţun
Directed by Bobi Pricop
With: Crissy O’Donovan & Liviu Romanescu
The play is produced by the VANNER Collective and TETA Association in Romania.Project co-funded with the support of AFCN Romania, Romanian Cultural Institute and The Oxford School of Drama.
The show is performed in English.
A couple. A suitcase. A game lost. A memory played. When Aine loses her memory, Mihail constructs a form of therapy to help bring her back. But therapy with the one you love can be a very funny game. What happens when the rules change? ‘Ashes Afar’ spikes social politics with bitter humour. Watch the lives of this young immigrant couple unravel in this fractured story about memory, love and the loss of both.
When: Wednesday, 12 April 2017 from 19:00 to 21:00
Where: Romanian Cultural Institute – 1 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8PH
Entrance is free but it is required to book your ticket on Eventbrite.
Please note that the seating is unreserved.