THE BELL | Play | Ivan Vazov National Theatre
17 March, Sunday 19:00 Main stage


Production team:

Deyan Donkov
Set Designer
Nikola Toromanov
Video design
Mario Stoynov
Deyan Georgiev


Based on the novel by Nedyalko Slavov



Deyan Donkov

A solo performance by Deyan Donkov

Plamena Ivanova in the character of Leyla


Nikola Toromanov


Petya Dimanova


Mario Stoinov


Deyan Georgiev

Аccordion musician:

Ivaylo Florov


"THE BELL" is a solo performance by Deyan Donkov based on the novel of the same name by Nedyalko Slavov. It is a tragic story about the complicated path of an ex-convict, who was sentenced for two murders. A confession about the hero's catharsis and spiritual enlightenment, about the light and strength that love and faith give him. 

"THE BELL" is a performance that shakes the viewer emotionally and uplifts him spiritually, taking him out of the comfort of an observer and engaging him in intense passions with evocative pictures of life's grounding reality. The stage action grabs us with the powerful energy of Deyan Donkov's total embodiment as an actor. 

An actor with an unparalleled stage and screen presence, Deyan Donkov reveals his ever-searching creative nature with his courage to choose a complex subject, far from the realm of commercial entertainment. His penchant for experimentation leads to the singular, cinematic impact of the performance.

"My aim with this mystical, fantastic, partly comic, beautifully poetic, even epic, utterly dramatic and tragic story is to travel the long and painful road to the human heart." – D. Donkov

THE BELL is a theatrical event that we perceive with our senses and emotions.


Photo of the poster:

Stefan N. Shterev

Design of the poster:

Dimitar Kardzhilov


Stefan N. Shterev


Mario Stoinov


Premiere: 8th of June 2023

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