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  • 16 September

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    Opus No. 7


    Dmitry Krymov Lab

    Dmitry Krymov is one of Russia’s most influential theatre directors, the creator of visually majestic, moving yet witty experiences.

    Opus No.7 placed its audience on the stage, tantalisingly close to the action of a genre-defying double bill. The oppression of Soviet Jews and the censorship of Shostakovich under Stalin were depicted through larger-than-life puppets, duelling pianos, living walls and blizzards of newsprint; epic images conjured up from the simplest of materials.


    An absolute must-see, authentic theatrical experience

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Whats On Stage

    Tour 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 Images: Natalia Cheban.