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ABOUT

Moscow, now. A small flat. One family, three generations, the same hangover. Life after communism is utterly different and yet somehow eerily familiar. Petya’s dodging the draft, Sasha’s jumping with every ring of the bell, Ivan’ s brought a mysterious stranger home, and now their guest Thomas is asking questions. Who do you trust? The state may not be spying on you, but can you say the same for your nearest and dearest?

 

 

Following on from its sell-out run at the Old Red Lion Theatre, D.E.M. Productions in association with Belka Productions present the West End transfer of this funny and moving portrayal of life in Russia’s new society. Tracing the legacy of communism, Donkey Heart asks what a modern Russia stands for, as the deep bruise of history, once hidden, now works its way to the surface.

REVIEWS

★★★★★

"A brilliant comedy with a strong meaning. Don't miss it."

The Upcoming 

 

 

★★★★

"A superb cast...original, quirkily charming."

The Evening Standard 

 

★★★★

"Eloquent, heartfelt...too many gorgeous performances to list."

Time Out 

 

★★★★

"Intriguing." 

Michael Coveney, WhatsOnStage 

 

 “As surprising as it is highly entertaining…an unexpected winner.”

Variety

 

"Often hilarious....beautifully acted."

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

CAST

Pierre Atri - Kolya

Lisa Diveney - Sasha

Georgia Henshaw - Clara

Albie Marber - Kolya

Amanda Root - Zhenya

Emily Bruni - Natalia

Patrick Godfrey - Alexander

Alex Large - Tom

James Musgrave - Petya

Paul Wyett - Ivan

CREW

Director

Nina Raine

 

Writer

Moses Raine

 

Casting Director

Emily Jones

 

Designer

James Turner

 

Producers

Oliver King & Ramin Sabi

 

Sound Designer

Alex Caplen

 

Press Representative

Sue Hyman

 

Assistant Director

Jonny Kelly

 

Photography

Robert Workman

Lighting Designer

Peter Mumford

 

Lighting Associate

Miguel Vicente

 

Stage Manager

Roisin Syrmes

 

Production Manager

Tammy Rose

 

Production Manager

James Ashby

 

Design Assistant

Anna Driftmier

 

Chaperone

Kate Brayn

 

Trafalgar Studios Manager

Martin Scorer

 

Costume Supervisor

Holly Henshaw