2023 | Main programme - Bulgarian selection, Showcase programme Drama Theatre - Main Stage | 04 June, 20:00
Basa X


by Salomé Lelouch
Translated by Snezhina Zdravkova
Staging: Javor Gardev
Set design and costumes by Svila Velichkova
Sound design: Genadiy Ivanov
Light design: Stephan N. Shterev
Cast: Teodora Duhovnikova and Zachary Bacharov

For the first time in Bulgaria the highly acclaimed director Javor Gardev stages the French writer Salomé Lelouch’s hit play You Shouldn’t Have Said So!, nominated for the 2022 Molière Theatre Award for best comedy and best writer. A married couple descends into a swirl of high controversy and endless argument over a wide variety of controversial contemporary topics ranging from politics and social media to plastic surgery and family values. There are certain things that we no longer dare to say, yet we vehemently defend freedom of speech. Who can say what? When? Under what circumstances?

You Shouldn’t Have Said So! is a no-holds-barred verbal battle of erotic overtones played by two brilliant actors.

Salomé Lelouch is a playwright, actress and director who, at 39, already ranks high in popular French drama. Following her 2006 debut, she has been regularly staging her plays ever since. She has written nine texts and adaptations, and in 2017 she received her first nomination for the Molière French Theatre Award for best writer for the play Politically Correct. In 2018 she established her own theatre in Paris. In 2021 she staged You Shouldn’t Have Said So! at the Renaissance Theatre in the French capital along with Pierre Arditi, her stepfather, in the role of The Man, who was also nominated for the Molière Award.

*The French personal names and toponyms in the play are adapted to the Bulgarian context.

The performance is not recommended for people under 18.

With English subtitles.

Tickets Price: 45, 40, 35 BGN/ 30 BGN (discount) Duration: 100 min


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