The Bulgarian play "The Public Prosecutor" was warmly applauded at its London premiere at the Hampstead Theatre Club, North London, tonight (Monday).
The Bulgarian play "The Public Prosecutor" was warmly applauded at its London premiere at the Hampstead Theatre Club, North London, tonight (Monday). Among the celebrities at the first night were the play's author, Georgi Djagarov, its adapter, C.P. (Lord) Snow, and the Bulgarian Ambassador to Britain, Mr. Peter Voutov.
"The Public Prosecutor" opened in Sofia two years ago and it has been running ever since. Its London season continues until October 21 and it will open in Moscow this winter. The play is set in Sofia in 1955 on the eve of the Soviet Twentieth Party Congress and shortly before Marshal Stalin died. It tells of the difficulties and personal struggle of a public prosecutor during the Stalin era.
Georgi Djagarov, who is 42, is a member of the Bulgarian Parliament and President of the Union of Bulgarian Writers. He has written numerous plays which have been translated into German, Italian, French and Russian.
Tonight's performance of "The Public Prosecutor" was the first in western Europe.