Opus No 7

A production of the Moscow School of Dramatic Art Theatre - Dmitry Krymov Laboratory

Wednesday 14 May - Saturday 17 May

'This is visionary stuff, utterly singular' ★★★★
Matt Trueman, The Telegraph

'Dmitry Krymov's vivid and visceral play ... visually stunning' ★★★★ 
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Considered one of Russia’s most influential directorial voices, Dmitry Krymov and his collaborators devise deeply moving, visually majestic theatrical experiences. Rarely seen in the UK, his work conjures beguiling images of epic proportion from simple materials. We are delighted to be bringing Krymov’s extraordinary Opus No 7 to the Festival as one of only four UK appearances. 

Seated up close and personal on the stage, audiences enter a world of transformation where objects, sounds and people can change in the blink of an eye. Depicting the oppression of Soviet Jews – followed by the censorship of Shostakovich under Stalin, Opus No 7 sees larger-than-life puppets, duelling pianos, living walls and blizzards of newsprint form part of a genre-defying double bill. 

Performance runs: c. 120 mins (plus interval)

Post-show talk on Friday 16 May
with Dmitry Krymov and Festival Director William Galinsky, free to ticket holders

Suitable for ages 12+

Performed In Russian with surtitles

This will take place inside a theatre created especially for the event

Co-produced by LIFT in partnership with Brighton Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, The Barbican and Northern Stage with support from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Supported by the British Council

An Official UK–Russia Year of Culture 2014 Event

Visit Dmitry Krymov Lab website here