01 february 2023



The première of Fires by Maria Velasco, based on the eponymous novel Fires by Marguerite Yourcenar, directed by Carme Portaceli is scheduled for Thursday, 2nd February at 8pm on our Ljuba Tadić stage.

Fires is a co-production between the Yugoslav Drama Theatre and the National Theatre of Catalonia in Barcelona as part of a pan-European “Catastrophy” project organised by the Union of Theatres in Europe.

The cast includes Sloboda Mićalović, Nataša Tapušković, Milena Vasić, Nikola Rakočević, Iva Manojlović, Damjan Kecojević and two actors from the National Theatre in Barcelona – I dvoje glumaca iz Nacionalnog teatra iz Barselone, Rosa Renom and Kiwani Julian. Set design by Maria de la Camara and Gabriel Paré Lezcano, costume design by Marija Marković Milojev, original score by Jordi Collet with audio-visuals by Miquel Àngel Raió. Choreography by Damjan Kecojević with Ljiljana Mrkić Popović in charge of speech coaching. The play by Maria Velasco was translated by Aleksandra Mančić and the novel Fires by Marguerite Yourcenar by Jovica Aćin.

Additional performances are scheduled for Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February.

All co-productions under the “Catastrophy” project by the Union of Theatres in Europe will be presented at the Finisterre festival at the National Theatre in Porto (Portugal).  More performances of Fires are scheduled for 17th and 18th February.