ProEnglish Theatre

the birthday party

Comedy of menace

Why to watch The Birthday Party?
1. It’s comic. However, sometimes, it’s not funny at all.
2. This is a story about us when we don’t tell the truth and what really matters hiding behind small talk.
3. This is a story about why it’s worth going for a dream and what happens when we don’t do this.
4. It’s about what you have to pay sometimes for innocent jokes and games.
5. It’s an opportunity to hear good English in the center of Kyiv and enjoy brilliant acting.

The Birthday Party is a comedy of menace full of exquisite British humor.
It’s the story of a failed pianist Stanley. He was dreaming for too long and did not dare to reach for his own dream, and eventually found himself in a trap of a routine.
The creators of this routine — the owners of the house where Stanley stayed — Meg and Petey, and their friend Lulu, also have their own secrets and sins that are revealed when two mysterious strangers arrive at the house. They arrange a birthday party for Stanley, but the party turns into a nightmare.


  • Best direction, Best Performance, Best Female lead (Theatre Day Fest, 2020, Ukraine, online))
  • Best ensemble (Moloko Fest, 2019, Ukraine, Odesa)
  • Best performance, Best supporting actor, Best supporting actress (Golden Bolt Ceremony, 2019, Ukraine, Kyiv)
  • Best costumes, Best experiment (Sanych Fest, 2019, Ukraine, Chernihiv)
  • Best Ensemble (Komora Fest, 2018, Ukraine, Kamianets)


tania shelepko


Volodymyr Zubkov


Pavlo Moroz


Yulia Sosnovska


Valera Simonchuk


Natalia Ponomarova


Yuri Kozhukharov


DAN Vynohradov

Dan graduated from Kyiv University of Culture, he is a theatre and film actor. While studying at the university, Dan acted in TV series and commercials. Since January 2022, acts at ProEnglish Theatre. Dan is a brave and ambitious actor, never afraid of tough roles. Played a gay soldier in “Love at times” and several various characters in “War. Texts. Ukraine.” project – stage readings of modern Ukrainian plays in English. His biggest part so far is HE, main character from “Naïve Experiments” directed by Alex Borovenskiy. Charismatic and vulnerable HE wins the hearts of the audience with the first appearance on stage.