Vera Liber

London reviewer

In addition to BTG Vera's writing has included London reviews and an Alternatives column for Plays International, which also published her translation of Oleg Bogayev's play Deaf Souls; theatre assessment for The London Arts Board/Arts Council; film translations for the NFT and the Barbican; short story translations for Soviet Literature and Glas - New Russian Writing. She taught Russian (Imperial College, University of London), was Arts Editor of The East-West Review, to which she still contributes, and is a member of The Society of Authors

Translations for the theatre include: (National Theatre) Ostrovsky's The Forest, Alan Ayckbourn version, director Anthony Page; Gorky's Summerfolk, Nick Dear version, director Trevor Nunn; Gorky's The Lower Depths; and most recently Gorky's Vassa; (Fifth Column Theatre) Ostrovsky's Snow Maiden; (Playhouse Theatre) Three Sisters, Christopher Hampton version, director Michael Blakemore; (Royal Court) The Seagull, Christopher Hampton version, director Ian Rickson; (Stephen Joseph Theatre) Dear Uncle, Alan Ayckbourn version of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, director Alan Ayckbourn, producer David Pugh Ltd.

Classes in classical ballet, contemporary dance and choreography, academic and practical study of theatre and cinema, text and performance, translation and adaptation complete the bill. 

Latest reviews

+/- Human, Ravi Deepres / Alicia Clarke

+/- Human

Curated by Wayne McGregor / Zoological art installation by Random International (Royal Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor at The Roundhouse London).
Reviewer: Vera Liber

Charlotte Brimble and Vincent Brimble, Scott Rylander


John Galsworthy (Project One Theatre Company in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre at Finborough Theatre).
Reviewer: Vera Liber

Freema Agyeman, Laura Carmichael, Joseph Millson, Desmond Barrit, Stockard Channing in Apologia, Marc Brenner


Alexi Kaye Campbell (Trafalgar Studios).
Reviewer: Vera Liber

Erina Takahashi and Isaac Hernández as Romeo and Juliet, and Michael Coleman as Friar Lawrence in Nureyev's Romeo & Juliet, Laurent Liotardo

Romeo & Juliet

Choreography Rudolf Nureyev, music Sergei Prokofiev (English National Ballet at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre).
Reviewer: Vera Liber

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Rosas Company in Rain, Anne Van Aerschot


Choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, music Steve Reich (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Rosas & Ictus at Sadler's Wells).
Reviewer: Vera Liber