‘A thrillingly inventive production that tingles with sensation.’ New York Times
Conceived and directed by Dmitry Krymov
Set design by Vera Martynova and Maria Tregubova
Dmitry Krymov is one of the most influential figures in Russian theatre. Rarely seen in the UK, his works are deeply moving, visually majestic theatrical experiences that conjure beguiling images on a grand scale – unmissable for anyone interested in bold, thought-provoking theatre.
This bewitching, genre-blending performance pitches you headlong into a world in which objects, sounds and people can change in the blink of an eye. Progressing from a lyrical and starkly beautiful requiem for the Jews of Eastern Europe to an hallucinogenic exploration of the tortured life and career of the Soviet-era composer Dmitri Shostakovich, Opus No. 7’s ensemble of performers use simple materials and extraordinary skill to explore an elusive and frightening past. Featuring original music by Alexander Bakshi alongside Shostakovich’s harrowing Piano Trio No. 2 and his epic Seventh Symphony, Opus No. 7 is a theatrical explosion of invention that includes larger-than- life puppets, duelling pianos, living walls and blizzards of newsprint.
- Sat 3 & Sun 4 May, 5pm
Mon 5 May, 3pm
Tue 6 – Thu 8 May, 7pm
- £22.50, Under 26s £15
Festival Standby £10
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- Performed in Russian with English surtitles
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes including interval
Supported by University of Sussex
Co-produced by Theatre School of Dramatic Arts and TERRITORI ￼ Festival. Co-produced with LIFT in partnership with Brighton Festival, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, the Barbican and Northern Stage and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through the Arts Council England. Supported by the British Council. An Official UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 Event.
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