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Sputnik's artistic director, Noah Birksted-Breen, is currently sourcing new Russian plays for translation, as part of his PhD on contemporary Russian playwriting, funded by the AHRC. As a result, five new Russian plays will be produced by Theatre Royal Plymouth at the Frontline Club in London from 12 to 16 January 2016. Please join our mailing list (see how on the Contact Us page) to be among the first to receive the programme.
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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.