Received from the Scotland-Russia Forum.
Thurs 18 and Fri 19 March :: Bloody Mary at Pushkin House
The Scotland-Russia Forum and Freestage Theatre present
A play by contemporary Russian playwright Dmitri Boyko
Translated into English by Michael Falchikov
Music by Michail Gnesin
Director Yelena Gudkova-Schellenberg
Producer Svetlana Shevchenko
Cast: Yelena Gudkova-Schellenberg, Dewi Wynne Jones, David Crosbie, Mary
McMahon, Nick Halliwell
Following the success of the premiere of contemporary Russian play Bloody
Mary in Edinburgh, the Scotland-Russian Forum in association with Pushkin
House will present the play in London. It will be on for two days in March
2010 followed by Questions & Answers sessions with the cast.
The author described the genre of Bloody Mary as ï¿½an evening cocktailï¿½.
However, his play is not a mixture of vodka and tomato juice, it is a
mixture of something romantic and chaotic, funny and desperate, equally
challenging and profound. It is a love story of Mary and John who try to
reveal the future by digging up the past andï¿½ dealing with their younger
selves. This playful piece of nonsense, full of absurd humour, explores
the great effort we invest in seeking fulfillment and harmony.
Sponsored by the St. Andrew Society of Russia
Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA
18-19 March 2010
7.30pm (1hr 15min plus Q&A)
Tickets: ï¿½12/ï¿½10 (concessions, incl members of SRF and GB-Russia Soc)
Box Office: tel. +44 (0)20 7269 9770 or email
Sat 20 March :: Bloody Mary in Cambridge
Sponsored by the Cambridge Russian Speaking Society (www.camruss.com)
Further details to follow