Moscow, now. A small flat. One family, three generations, the same hangover. Life after communism is utterly different yet somehow eerily familiar. Petya’s dodging the draft, Sasha’s jumping with every ring of the bell, Ivan’s brought a mysterious stranger home, and now their guest Thomas is asking questions.
Who do you trust? The state may not be spying on you, but can you say the same for your nearest and dearest?
Directed by Nina Raine and lighting designer Peter Mumford and starring Pierre Atri, Emily Bruni, Lisa Diveney, Patrick Godfrey, Georgia Henshaw, Alex Large, Albie Marber, James Musgrave and Paul Wyett.
Donkey Heart Reviews:
★★★★★ 'A brilliant comedy with a strong meaning. Don't miss it'
★★★★ 'Funny, touching...remarkable.'
Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph
Susannah Clapp, The Observer
Georgina Brown, The Mail on Sunday
★★★★ 'Original, charming'
Henry Hitchings, The Evening Standard
★★★★ 'Terrific, bickering, bustling with energy and drop-dead humour'
Paul Taylor, The Independent
★★★★ 'Eloquent, heartfelt...too many gorgeous performances to list'
Michael Coveney, WhatsOnStage
★★★★ 'A great start to the new writing year'
Aleks Sierz, Arts Desk
★★★★ 'Vivid, funny and touching family drama brought bursting to life'
'A genius play…good enough to play at the National Theatre'
'A play and a half...however you get there, go'
An all-star team includes director Nina Raine (TMA Best Director Award) and lighting designer Peter Mumford (double Olivier Award-winner).
Starring Pierre Atri, Emily Bruni (Yes Prime Minister, Trafalgar
Studios), Lisa Diveney (The Hypochondriac, National Tour),Patrick
Godfrey (The Importance of Being Earnest, West End), Georgia
in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps; Maddi Diamond in Waterloo
Road), Alex Large (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Michael Grandage
Company), Albie Marber (Tommy, ITV), James Musgrave (Jumpy, West
End), Amanda Root (Jumpy, Royal Court & West End; The Norman Conquests,
Old Vic & Broadway) and Paul Wyett (Arturo Ui, National Theatre).
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