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The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk
A Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic production
Bristol Old Vic's 250th Anniversary Season
Perhaps you've seen them floating over a Russian village? Or perhaps you've seen her toppling forward, arms full of wild flowers, as he arches above her head and steals a kiss?
Meet Marc and Bella Chagall! The flying lovers of Vitebsk! Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella are immortalised as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life they walked through some of the most devastating times in history.
Daniel Jamieson's The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces this young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other. Emma Rice's final production as Kneehigh's Artistic Director is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall's paintings, and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by the Russian Jewish tradition.
Perhaps you've glimpsed her rising like a kite, anchored to the earth only by his triumphant hand? They are holding on to hope, to history and to each other.
a visual gem"
a gloriously mesmerising, romantic and joyous production that will ultimately break your heart."
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The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk is part of Bristol Old Vic's 250th Anniversary programme which will include productions from each of the four centuries of the Theatre's life.
The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk
27 May-11 June
Please note, the performance on Sat 28 May is currently not on-sale
7.30pm, 2.30pm (Thu & Sat mats)
Press night Thu 2 June 7pm
£30-£7.50 (plus booking fee)
Writer Daniel Jamieson
Director Emma Rice
Composer & Music Director Ian Ross
Designer Sophia Clist
Lighting Designer Malcolm Rippeth
Sound Designer Simon Baker
Choreographer Etta Murfitt
Assistant Director Matt Harrison
Trailer by Brett Harvey
Behind the scenes video Ploddipus
Production photography by Steve Tanner
The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk Show Programme
Groups and Schools of 10+
Groups of 10+ £3 off all tickets (excl Fri & Sat eve)
Groups of 20+ As above, plus 1 in 20 tickets free (excl Fri & Sat eve)
Groups of 50+ £6 off all tickets, plus 1 in 20 tickets free (excl Fri & Sat eve)
Signed performance Sat 4 June, 2.30pm
Audio described performance Sat 11 June, 2.30pm with touch tour 12 noon
Friends of Bristol Old Vic
20% off full price tickets
Limited to 4 tickets per Friend, excl Fri & Sat eves
7 June, 6pm
Helping to set a wider context to The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk. Dr Le Foll will present on the history and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries.
On the 7th of June, as part of Shared Spaces Festival, there will be held an exclusive pre-show talk. Dr Claire Le Foll, a Lecturer in History at the University of Southampton, will speak on her specialism, the history and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. Dr Le Foll has written a book about the Vitebsk Art School which explores the emergence of a national Jewish art in the context of Late Imperial Russia and of the Russian avant-garde.
This is a free pre-show talk will take place before the evening performance of The Flying Lovers of Vitbesk. The pre-show talk is not ticketed and tickets to the evening performance of The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk are not required to attend the pre-show talk. Please register your interest in coming to the talk by clicking here.
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