Dogs of Europe

Dogs of Europe

Barbican Centre · 13 MAY - 16 MAY

From one of the world’s bravest theatre companies comes a visceral, psychological drama set in the near future

Overview

Depicting a dystopian super-state in which individual rights have given way to control.

In 2049, a murder investigation sets a man on a quest, his search bringing him to former Belarus and Russia, now a European territory ruled by a secret service. But his journey becomes less about the regime’s origins, more a revelation about his own role in its creation. Based on Alhierd Bacharevic’s novel, Dogs of Europe is both an epic fantasy and political thriller about the dangers of looking away when authoritarianism takes root.

Exiled from their native country, the co-founders of Belarus Free Theatre are political refugees who make underground work that plays to courageous audiences in secret locations across Minsk. Everyone involved is under risk of arrest. Rehearsing from London and via Skype, the company is known for its physical theatrical style. Having lived in democracies and a dictatorship, this show is especially prescient.

Age Recommendation: 16+
(contains strong violence, nudity and sexual content)

Date & time

Opening 13 May 2020
Wed 13 May - Sat 16 May, 7.45pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 40 mins

Venue

Barbican Centre
Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions

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