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    VANYA IS ALIVE

    Thu 27 July at 7:15pm
    Tickets £8 - £12
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    A powerful new play from today’s Russia gives a look at the country grappling with the reality of war and repressions. Presented by artists in exile.



    Content Notice
    Running Time 45 mins
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeImplicit themes of violence and death, Explicit language (mild use) age guidance 16+

    A powerful new play from today's Russia presented by artists in exile due to their anti-war position. A mother of a mobilised Russian soldier plunges into the abyss as she struggles to comb through state propaganda and lies. Where lie the limits of personal responsibility? Can an individual stand up against the system? Echoing the actual political situation in Russia, this dark tale reflects on the price of truth and freedom with a touch of absurdity and disarming sincerity. A look at the country grappling with the reality of war and repressions.

    Written by Natalia Lizorkina in March 2022, Vanya Is Alive has already been presented as a reading at numerous Russian-speaking theatre festivals around the globe. This exemplary piece of new writing will be shown in a fresh English translation ahead of its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    Text - Natalia Lizorkina

    Director, translator - Ivanka Polchenko

    Cast - Nikolay Mulakov

    Assistant director - Elena Gordienko

    With the participation of Ksenia Peretrukhina and Olga Sukhovey

    Produced with the support of Pushkin House and Exchange Theatre.

    "This terrible and beautiful text works black magic with the reader."
    Linor Goralik (Writer and editor-in-chief of Booknik.ru)
    "A play in which the petrifying reality is reflected with detailed accuracy in a shield of brilliant playwriting."
    Mikhail Durnenkov (Award-winning playwright)

    "CPT is as a beacon of fringe goodness, a theatre that champions diversity, inclusivity and the best kind of weird uniqueness"

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