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

The event consists of a film that captures excerpts from the play, performed in Romanian, followed by a live discussion of the play and a Q&A session with the audience.

The excerpts are filmed at the Vasile Alecsandri Theatre, Iaşi, Romania. The ensuing discussion and the Q&A session will be conducted in English and Romanian.

Content Warning: Reference to suicide

This playreading will also be livestreamed on Aug 20, Saturday, 2pm. Livestream playback will be available to watch until Aug 22, Monday, 10am.

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.