Considered one of Russia’s most influential directorial voices, Dmitry Krymov and his collaborators devise deeply moving, visually majestic theatrical experiences. Rarely seen in the UK, his work conjures beguiling images of epic proportion from simple materials.
Seated up close and personal on the stage, audiences enter a world of transformation where objects, sounds and people can change in the blink of an eye. Depicting the oppression of Soviet Jews followed by the censorship of Shostakovich under Stalin, Opus No 7 sees larger-than-life puppets, duelling pianos, living walls and blizzards of newsprint form part of a genre-defying double bill.
'You do not see work as original or stirring as Krymov's every season' Time Out New York
Presented by the Barbican and LIFT
2 hours 30 mins/including interval
Also 2.30pm on 7 Jun
2.30pm only on 8 Jun
No performance on Mon 9 or Tue 10 Jun
Age guidance 12+
Performed in Russian with English surtitles
Conceived and directed by Dmitry Krymov
Set design by Vera Martynova and Maria Tregubova
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Part of LIFT 2014
Part of Theatre & Dance
Co-produced by Theatre School of Dramatic Arts and TERRITORIЯ Festival. Co-produced with LIFT in partnership with Brighton Festival, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, the Barbican and Northern Stage and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through the Arts Council England. Supported by the British Council. An Official UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 Event.