Complicite/Simon McBurney
The Master and Margarita

by Mikhail Bulgakov

14 December 2012 - 19 January 2013 / 19:15, 13:30, 16:00

£16 - 42

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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 ★★★★★

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

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A Complicite production

Co-produced by Complicite, the Barbican, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Wiener Festwochen, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen and Festival d’Avignon in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth

Complicite is supported by Arts Council England


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