The piano overture of this little masterpiece of musical theatre already brings some reminiscence of Anatevka – it was Marc Chagall who made the fiddler on the roof a cultural icon in his paintings, reminiscing about the place he grew up in, in what is now Belarus. There is also a cello on stage (played … Continue reading Live and online from Bristol: The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk
Looking back to the Vault Festival 2020: We need The Nobodies now!
When I was invited to watch The Nobodies at this year’s Vault Festival, I got excited – the invitation came from the creators of Testament who had reached out for a review before. Closer to the date the review invitation was reversed though; please come and see the play, I was still asked, but with … Continue reading Looking back to the Vault Festival 2020: We need The Nobodies now!
Bulgakov’s The Fatal Eggs at the Barons Court Theatre
On my continued mission to absorb Mikhail Bulgakov’s complete oeuvre on stage I am in the vaults under the Curtain Up pub in Kensington which hosts the Barons Court Theatre underneath. It is my first visit here and after a German version in Zurich and a subtitled performance in Russian the first time I see … Continue reading Bulgakov’s The Fatal Eggs at the Barons Court Theatre
Mikhail Bulgakov’s Morphine at The Cockpit theatre – in Russian with English subtitles
I was introduced to the oeuvre of Mikhail Bulgakov a year ago when I spontaneously decided in Zurich to go to the theatre and this blog found its direction. Since then I have checked for Bulgakov plays wherever I travelled, listened to audio plays and listened to Franz Ferdinand B-sides in a completely new context. … Continue reading Mikhail Bulgakov’s Morphine at The Cockpit theatre – in Russian with English subtitles
Swiss Hundeherz in Zürich, Switzerland
I am in Zürich in Switzerland on my own and decide to go out. The flyer for the Ballet Revolucion catches my eye in the hotel lobby but the cheapest tickets are already 68 Swiss Francs and the soundtrack is with the likes of Justin Bieber and Enrique Iglesias a bit too charts-orientated for me. … Continue reading Swiss Hundeherz in Zürich, Switzerland