Years of performance: January 2016

Power, Politics and Performance in Russia: 12 to 15 January 2016

Theatre Royal Plymouth and the Frontline Club in association with Sputnik Theatre Company present a festival of new Russian plays, translated into English by Sputnik’s artistic director Noah Birksted-Breen. The plays are accompanied by a programme of post-show talks by top Russian playwrights, political activists and journalists.

  • 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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