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PLAYING TURGENEV
BASED ON TWO ONE ACT PLAYS BY IVAN TURGENEV

A great success!
In November 2018 our troupe performed our new show "Playing Turgenev". It consisted of two shorts penned by Ivan Turgenev, the Russian classical writer, who's novel, "Fathers and Sons" is perhaps his only known work in the West. Despite being famous in his native Russia, Turgenev's writing is still to be discovered by the rest of the world. We believe that his gentle, unique and deeply refined literary voice needs to be heard by today's audiences. That is why we put so much effort in the creation of this, our first production.

Russian Classics Theatre believes in kind, beautiful and morally sound art. We are aiming to put on productions of classical plays that are faithful to the original, respectful towards the ideas of the author and the sensibilities of the audience. Dostoevsky's well-known words "Beauty shall save the world" truly resonate with us.

We hope to promote inter-cultural dialogue and to welcome English speaking audiences to our future productions. Every show produced by our theatre will be performed in Russian and accompanied by English subtitles.

Great cultures should never stop talking to each other.

With our production we celebrated the 200th anniversary of Ivan Turgenev's birthday.

Performed at The Courtyard Theatre, London in November 2018

CAST
Olga Kara-Zakharevskaya, Leonid Kara, Leonidas Plavko, Oleg Belov, Daina Veprauskiene, Lina Kruchkova, Artur Avalitov, Vladimir Filimonov, Bijan Badi, Natasha Hirom, Lubov Parkins, Amina Nurmukhametova.

 

Gogol: The Marriage
 
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Audience feedback
The performance enjoyed a wonderful reception from the audience and a few spectators were kind enough to put their thoughts in writing:

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