Theatre doyenne’s duende in London
Alexandra Zlatinova, London
14 September, 2012
The queen of Bulgarian theatre Tatiana Lolova is coming to London. The nation's favourite actress is set to charm Bulgarians and Brits with her highly-acclaimed performance "Duende". The organizers from the Bulgarian cultural institute in London are offering two truly unforgettable nights with the prima. "Duende" is showing on 15 and 16 September at the Bulgarian embassy halls due to the enormous interest. The play was created in 2003 by the director Sunny Suninski. The stage design is by Vecheslav Parapanov. Even to this day, the play is regularly performed in Sofia and benefits from an enviably large audience, mainly due to the amazing talent and personality of the actress Tatiana Lolova.Tatiana Lolova's mono-drama draws you in with its unforgiving portrayal of an opera singer at the peak of her career. Humour and sorrow are the main characteristics of the performance. Tatiana shapes the character of her heroine with the humour known and loved by many a Bulgarian audience; a humour which has transformed itself into a symbol of her incomparable talent. Behind the everyday events portrayed by the actress lies the significant question of the price which an artist, or any other person, must pay in order to achieve that moment of perfection and success, which Lorca explores and calls 'Duende'.