Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Kneehigh & Bristol Old Vic

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

Written by Daniel Jamieson
Directed by Emma Rice

“A visual gem” ★★★★ The Stage
'Gloriously romantic' ★★★★ The Times

Meet Marc Chagall and his wife Bella: the flying lovers of Vitebsk! Partners in life and in art, Marc and Bella are immortalised as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life they walked through some of the most devastating times in history.

Kneehigh’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces the lives of the 20th century’s most influential Jewish artist and his wife as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other.

Kneehigh is one of the UK’s most beloved theatre companies, and their irresistible Tristan & Yseult was a huge hit of Brighton Festival 2017. Now the company returns with another extraordinary love story. Emma Rice’s production is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall’s paintings, together with wonderful live music and dance inspired by Russian-Jewish tradition.

Actors Marc Antolin and Audrey Brisson give us an insight into The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk in our Festival Hot Seat interview.

Wed 9, Thu 10 & Fri 11 May, 8pm

Sat 12 May, 2.30pm & 8pm

British Sign Language interpreted Fri 11 May, 8pm
£19.50, Under 26s £15*

Members’ First Night Offer £15*