World Within – Premiere (reviews)

World Within - Premiere

World Within by John Elsom

The only Theater Production in Bucharest performed in English.

with Valentina Zaharia
directed by Catinca Draganescu
stage design Ioana Draganescu

design Glitch
foto Maria Stefanescu

A woman lies paralysed within her own body. She can only blink, once for ‘Yes’ and twice for ‘No’. But in her mind, she travels vast distances, back to her childhood, forward to the gates of death and downwards into the hidden recesses of her heart.
What does she find?

Very powerful, very moving, with a beginning that frightens and an unexpected ending that haunts. A production that has been intricately crafted to the level of the most intimate nuances and the dynamics of the atom.” – Andrei Craciun (Ziarul Metropolis)

World Within is a filigran like show, about the never-ending energy of life. It’s beautiful, It’s generous, It’s rich.” – Iulia Popovici (The Cultural Observer)

World Within has the emotional charge of a deadly leap.
It’s a mix of the most diverse emotions in a perpetual change. To her credit, Valentina Zaharia carefully chooses the right dosage” – Oana Bogzaru (

A must-see show.
A show that disturbs, troubles and yet amuses you.” – Ion Andrei Puican (

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