2016 is one of Sputnik's most exciting years to date. This year sees two new collaborations. Sputnik is working with Radio 3 to commission three new Russian plays. From this year, Sputnik also began a four-year partnership with Oxford University, to explore contemporary Russian plays through a series of workshops between theatre professionals and academics. We are also hatching several new production ideas - watch this space!
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withNoah Birksted-Breen
One Hour Eighteen Minutes
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  • About Us

    Sputnik is a British theatre company dedicated to sourcing, translating and producing new Russian drama for British audiences.

    There are several strands to Sputnik's work including:
    - producing new Russian plays in the UK
    - programming and organising the Russian Theatre Festival in London
    - developing Russian playwriting through commissions and exchanges
    - outreach work bringing drama to disadvantaged young people
    - cultural events with Russian literature and music

    Why Russia?
    Russia has a history of theatrical innovation. Russian playwrights have played a significant role in shaping modern European theatre.

    Contemporary playwriting in Russia has been going through an important and innovative period since 1991 with a prolific output by predominantly young dramatists.