Complicite returns to the Barbican following the sell-out success of its acclaimed show in Spring 2012.
A woman goes to hell and back to save her lover. Pontius Pilate argues with Christ about the nature of human worth. And the Devil pays a visit to Stalinist Moscow, exposing the hypocrisy, greed and corruption of its citizens.
Moving between the fervently atheistic Moscow of the 1930s and Jerusalem during the last days of Jesus’s life, Bulgakov’s violent, poetic maelstrom of a novel comes to life through performance, video, puppetry and music in Simon McBurney’s breathtaking adaptation.
'An extraordinary and thrilling production.'Daily Telegraph
'Complicite’s production renders the novel faithfully and comprehensively. It has stagecraft that borders on wizardry, strong ensemble acting and intensive communion with the audience.'Financial Times ★★★★★
7.15pm Also 1.30pm matinée on 22, 29 Dec & 5 Jan 30 Dec 4pm only
195 mins/with interval
Age guidance 14+ (contains nudity)
20 Dec Audio-described performance
22 Dec 1.30pm Captioned performance
8 Jan BSL-interpreted performance
Directed by Simon McBurney Set design by Es Devlin Costume design by Christina Cunningham Lighting design by Paul Anderson Sound design by Gareth Fry Video design by Finn Ross Puppetry by Blind Summit Theatre 3D Animation by Luke Halls