Years of performance: 2018

Oxygen by Ivan Viripaev, trans. Sasha Dugdale

OXYGEN by Ivan Viripaev, written in 2003, was the manifesto of a new type of Russian play – bold, artistically experimental and politically-charged. This new adaption re-imagines OXYGEN with original lyrics written and performed by Lady Sanity and Stanza Divan, two talented young UK hip-hop artists…

The War Hasn’t Yet Started by Mikhail Durnenkov

Sputnik is delighted that one of the four plays presented at Power, Politics and Performance in January 2016 is being given a London run at Southwark Playhouse, 10 January – 20 February 2018, produced by Theatre Royal Plymouth.

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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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