New Russian plays on Radio 3

Sputnik is currently working on commissioning and developing new radio drama from contemporary Russian playwrights.

The result will be an evening of new Russian plays on Radio 3, produced by the BBC in collaboration with Sputnik.

The three new 30-minute plays are being written and developed in 2016 and 2017.

The plays will be recorded at the BBC directed by BBC radio producer/director Sasha Yevtushenko on 16 – 18 August. All three plays are translated by Noah Birksted-Breen.

The three new works will be broadcast in October 2017. We will send a newsletter to our mailing list with details of the plays and the exact dates of the broadcast.

  • 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.

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