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Directed by Paul Nelson with permission from Samuel French
Moscow, 1938. A dangerous place to have a sense of humour; even more so a sense of freedom. Mikhail Bulgakov, living among dissidents, stalked by secret police, has both. And then he's offered a poisoned chalice:a commission to write a play about Stalin to celebrate his sixtieth birthday. Inspired by historical fact, Collaborators embarks on a surreal journey into the fevered imagination of the writer as he loses himself in a macabre and disturbingly funny relationship with the omnipotent subject of his drama. Collaborators premiered at the National Theatre, London, in October 2011.
Barry Gunner as Mikhail Bulgakov
Lotte Fletcher-Jonk as Yelena
Reg Beckley as Vasilly
Isabelle Maclaren as Praskovya
Bogdan McHugh as Sergei
Simon Meredith as Grigory
Daniela Nowokunska as Anna
Stuart Muirs as Vladimir
Richard Facer as Stepan
Scott Sullivan as Doctor
Sean Beaumont as Actor 1
Jane Taylor as Actor 2
Justin Sellick as Joseph Stalin
Read through for this production is on Monday 19 May, 7.30pm at Pokesdown Primary School.
Auditions will be on Monday 26 May, 7.30pm at Pokesdown Primary School
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