Eugene Onegin by Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia on 18-21 February 2015

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Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

Eugene Onegin

by Alexander Pushkin

18 - 21 February 2015 / 19:00

Tickets: £10–55

Conceived with breathtaking beauty and poetic poignancy by one of Russia’s most prestigious companies, this is the first-ever theatrical adaptation of Pushkin’s novel in verse.

Holding true to the essence of the beloved literary work, a sweeping tale of unrequited love, disillusionment, forgiveness and remorse unfolds in 19th-century Russia.

From Moscow to the country estate, Pushkin’s world materialises through magnificent visual imagery, exquisite movement and larger-than-life characterisation. Russian and French folk songs, in combination with the music of Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Offenbach, serve to enhance an underlying mood of melancholy lightened by moments of playfulness and wit.

Artistic Director of Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre since 2007, Rimas Tuminas’s dramatisation features a 45-strong ensemble, including the formidable Russian actresses Galina Konovalova and Yulia Borisova.

Sold-out for over a year in Moscow, the highly stylised, quintessentially Russian production received the 2014 Golden Mask Award for Best Director.

Directed by Rimas Tuminas

'A masterly theatre production... as light and graceful as falling snow' Guardian

 3 hours 15 mins/including an interval

Age guidance 14+

Performed in Russian with English subtitles

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