Friday 12 October 2018 - 18:00 to Saturday 13 October 2018 - 22:00

Help us chose one of the three winners with your vote.

Voting on October 12:

Voting on October 13:

Stage 6 of Dovzenko Centre (1 Vasylkivska St.)

When? October 12 & 13, 2018, start at 6 p.m.

What? 10 finalists of the British Council drama programme "Taking the Stage" will present dramatic sketches of their projects.


October 12, start at 18.00

  • 18.00 — Opening. Anna Bubnova, Head of Arts in the British Council in Ukraine
  • 18.15 — "Farmer Giles Of Ham", John R. R. Tolkien, directed by Tymofii Biniukov, Regional Puppet Theatre (Odesa)
  • 18.45 — "Amsterdam", Ian McEwan, directed by Olena Shchurska, Ukrainian Small Drama Theatre (Kyiv)
  • 19.15 — Entr'acte
  • 19.45 — "Alice in Wonderland", Lewis Carroll, directed by Iryna Tsypina, First Theatre for Children and Youth (Lviv)
  • 20.15 — "Every Brilliant Thing", Duncan Macmillan, directed by Tamara Trunova, Actor Theatre (Kyiv)
  • 20.45 — "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead", Tom Stoppard, directed by Mariia Hrunicheva, Mala Opera (Kyiv)


October 13, start at 18.00

  • 18.00 — Opening. Anna Bubnova, Head of Arts in the British Council in Ukraine
  • 18.15 — "Far Away", Caryl Churchill, directed by Maks Afanasiev, Academic Puppet Theatre, Totem Centre Theatre Lab (Kherson)
  • 18.45 — "Institute for National Abandonment", directed by Jack Clover, PostPlay Theatre (Kyiv)
  • 19.15 — "The Lover", Harold Pinter, directed by Nata Budarina, Ukrainian Small Drama Theatre (Kyiv)
  • 19.45 — Entr'acte
  • 20.15 — "Pentecost", David Edgar, directed by Larysa Didenko, The First Theatre for Children and Youth (Lviv)
  • 20.45 — "Macbeth", William Shakespeare, directed by Yevhenii Sydorenko, Chernihiv Youth Theatre,  Teatrum Mundi (Chernihiv)

*** there may be some changes in the programme.

You can buy tickets at the link.

Accesses to Dovzenko Centre premises was made easier thanks to the outside ramp. There are lifts inside for your convenience.

At the first stage of the Taking the Stage 2018 programme, we invited directors and Ukrainian theaters to send a joint application for the production of the show that works with the theme "Open Society: Is The Past Prologue?". We did not limit the choice of directors and theaters to the names of specific works, participants could have chosen any work of British literature that exists in the official Ukrainian translation. Of the 23 projects received, the expert panel selected 10 finalists.

Each finalist will present his/her directorial reading of the theater with the participation of theater actors, from whom an application was submitted. According to the results of the show, the expert group will select the two winners of the contest, which will present these plays by the spring of 2019. The third winner will be chosen by the audience.

This year the ticket price for one day shows is 70 UAH. All received funds will be used to create the performance and support the third finalist of the competition, which will be chosen by the audience. By purchasing an entry ticket, you not only guarantee a place in the hall, but you also join the process of creating a new performance.