Years of performance: 2008

Russian National Mail

Sputnik Theatre is the first company to bring the work of iconic new Russian playwright Oleg Bogaev to the UK. This production was the British Premiere of Russian National Mail.

Russian National Mail by Oleg Bogaev

Sputnik produced the British premiere of this iconic new Russian play by one of Russia’s most loved contemporary playwrights.

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    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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