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Theatre Week: New Russian Drama
In January, the Frontline Club and Theatre Royal Plymouth in association with Sputnik Theatre present four nights of new Russian drama. This series of events will feature exciting and topical plays by British theatre directors and cast – translated into English by Sputnik’s artistic director Noah Birksted-Breen. Each evening will touch upon various aspects of life in Russia and cover an array of issues, from the clampdown on theatre and freedom of speech to growing social tensions and immigration.
Tuesday 12 January 2016, 7:00 PM
The play Doctor is one of the longest running productions of Teatr.doc, the famous studio theatre in Moscow which was supported by Tom Stoppard amongst other prominent British voices when facing closure in 2014. This reading will be followed by a post-show discussion with artistic director of Teatr.doc, Elena Gremina, in conversation with senior international correspondent for The Guardian, Luke Harding.
Wednesday 13 January 2016, 7:00 PM
Written by award-winning playwright Yaroslava Pulinovich, Joan is not only about love but also the ruthless business practices borne of 1990s opportunistic Russia and its gangster capitalism.
Thursday 14 January 2016, 7:00 PM
The play Grandchildren tells about the descendants of prominent Stalinists and how they deal with their family legacy. Followed by a post-show panel discussion to be announced.
The War Hasn’t Yet Started
Friday 15 January 2016, 7:00 PM
The War Hasn’t Yet Started is a poignant play that depicts the dehumanising effects of living in a society on the brink of all-out war. The reading will be followed by a Q&A with the director and cast. Following the Q&A, the members’ clubroom will open its doors to all attendees to celebrate the end of theatre week.