Moscow's critically acclaimed and internationally renowned Sovremennik Theatre returned to the West End in May 2017 with a triple bill of its most celebrated productions, Three Comrades, Two for the Seesaw and Three Sisters. Directed by Galina Volchek, (Artistic Director and founding member of the Sovremennik Theatre) regarded as one of Russia's greatest theatre practitioners, all three shows were performed in Russian with English surtitles.
The Sovremennik are one of Russia's most respected theatres, recognised around the world for their tradition of staging intense psychological dramas, and their bold productions of contemporary plays, Russian classics and international work. The London season featured a cast and crew of over 100 people including the acclaimed Russian film, theatre and television actress and humanitarian Chulpan Khamatova.
Oliver King for Belka Productions, together with Lee Menzies Ltd, were thrilled to produce the Season, with Wild Yak acting as general managers.
The Season ran for two weeks with over 13,000 people watching the performances.
★★★★ "Moving, accessible and absorbing" - The Stage on Three Comrades
★★★★ "An authentic, powerful piece of theatre" - Gay Times on Three Sisters
"A delightful offering" - British Theatre Guide on Two for the Seesaw