Theatre and Comedy

Power, Politics + Performance In Russia: Doctor + Q&A

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Frontline Club, Paddington


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Power, Politics + Performance In Russia: Doctor + Q&A

New Russian drama

The Frontline Club and Theatre Royal Plymouth in association with Sputnik Theatre present four nights of new Russian drama. Featuring exciting and topical plays by British theatre directors and cast – each evening will touch upon various aspects of life in Russia covering an array of issues, from the clampdown on theatre and freedom of speech to growing social tensions and immigration. A surprising, sometimes shocking, often funny and moving play about contemporary medicine in rural Russia. Based on a real-life testimony taken from a Russian doctor, it is also a touching personal portrait of an individual coping as best they can in difficult circumstances. 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. Noah Birksted-Breen will be joined by artistic director of Teatr.doc, Elena Gremina, for a post-show discussion on the persecution faced by the studio theatre. Running time: 55 minutes.

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