The play

A Romanian translation of a play that investigates the tumultuous lives of Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Assia Wevill, through the eyes of a mysterious girl. A story that is global in reach and a Romanian translation that carefully preserves the play’s multilingual richness.

At the core of the play there is a magic, surrealist temporality, a theme that is dear to Romanian psyche.

The event is livestreamed only.

Free event but you must register to watch:

The livestream playback will be available for 48 hours.

The event consists of a film that captures excerpts from the play, read in Romanian. The excerpts are filmed at the Vasile Alecsandri Theatre, Iaşi, Romania.

Online audiences are encouraged to ask questions throughout the screening using the chat function.

Content Warning: Reference to suicide

Playwright: R. Johns

Translator: Cristina Savin

Producer: Book of Dreams Theatre


Assia – Roxana Păun Trifan

Shura – Luiza Mortonca

Ted – Marian Stavarachi, Ionuţ Cozma, Cosmin Putanu

Old man – Emil Coşeru

Film director: Adi Carauleanu

Film editing: Doru Spulber

Image by Peter Mumford

Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.