The autumn theatre season at the Romanian Cultural Institute continues with ‘The Olympians‘, a coming-of-age story that looks at themes of great relevance in today’s world – immigration, class divide, body image and race. rought . A fun and edgy show that strikes a chord in the individual conscience, brought to stage by Romanian-British trio Beatrice Ragea, Ioana Goga and Jez Davess-Humphrey. The play will continue at London’s Tara Arts Centre and Kings Head Theatre.
The action is set in 1979, at the Belgrave Sporting Academy in South-West London. The qualification season for the biggest sporting competition in the world is about to start. Join Irina, Will, Carl and Cristina for one hour of their life as they are about to embark on the quest of obtaining the most acclaimed and desired medal in the sporting world, the Olympic medal. Secrets and intentions are revealed, friendships are broken, but more importantly this hour is one that could potentially shape the destinies of these four teenagers.
Creative team: Jez Davess-Humphrey (Director/Actor), Beatrice Ragea (Actress/Writer), Ioana Goga (Actress) and Jonathan Sollo (actor)
Produced by: Eye Opening Theatre Company
The show will be performed in English.
Eye Opening Theatre Company was founded in 2015, with the aim of creating and putting on shows that raise awareness about global issues such as xenophobia, racism and mental health, among others. The Olympians is their first show and it has previously been performed at the Arthur Cottrell Theatre Studio and at the Rose Theatre Studio, the latter being part of the International Youth Arts Festival in Kingston upon Thames.