Director Liliya Abadzhieva has built a recognizable style whose signature is romantic and picturesque visuality, expressive acting and emotional collage of landmark literary texts. “Henry IV” by one of the most original Italian authors, Nobel-prize winner Luigi Pirandello is her most recent performance on the stage of Varna Theatre.
The performance tells the story of the feigned madness of a nameless character pretending to be the English king Henry IV. His family and friends join his peculiar game of “theatre” until they realize that he has been simulating his madness for a long time to escape the constantly changing world. This “Henry could be each and every one of us,” Liliya Abadzhieva says and recreates on stage a poetic and game word where different realities intertwine as if in a dream.
Askeer Award 2018 Nomination for best set and costume design