Shukshin's Stories Tickets London Theatre

Shukshin's Stories Tickets

A dazzling Russian cast featuring Evgeny Mironov and Chulpan Khamatova performs with versatility and virtuosity in an ingenious dramatisation of Vasily Shukshin’s pithy short stories.

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This series of vignettes transports viewers to the literary world of the Siberian-born writer and filmmaker who was renowned for depicting ordinary people as flawed but heroic. Filled with earthy, human and love-struck characters navigating their way through life in the Soviet Union of the 1970s, the show sees an eight-strong ensemble act, sing, clown and dance as they take on multiple roles with tenderness and wit.

Latvian Alvis Hermanis directs the Golden Mask Award-winning production; its set design includes a changing backdrop of photos showing the author’s home village today. Shukshin’s Stories is one of two big hits by Theatre of Nations presented in the autumn. The Moscow-based company comes to our stage following popular visits by Pushkin and Vakhtangov Theatres, all of whom have performed Russian texts in their original language.

Age Recommendation: 16+

Critic reviews

There are some positive elements, particularly the eight-strong ensemble’s range and realistic performances

· The Upcoming

Moscow’s Theatre of Nations performs an entertaining series of vignettes of rural life in the Soviet era

· The Stage

A gifted cast from Moscow’s Theatre of Nations brings Soviet-era stories of folly and obsession to enchanting life

· The Guardian

All the stories are enacted with precision and flair; there is real joy in watching this company at work

· WhatsOnStage
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Date & time

Show ended
Mon 7 Oct - Wed 9 Oct, 7pm
Runtime: 3 hrs


Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions

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