Dogs of Europe


From one of the world's bravest theatre companies comes a visceral, psychological drama set in the near future, depicting a dystopian super-state in which individual rights have given way to control.
Dogs of Europe at Barbican Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Barbican Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 13 May 2020
Closes: Saturday 16 May 2020
Running time:2 hrs 40 mins
Age suitability: 16+

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Background


Note: this show is performed in Belarusian with English surtitles and contains strong violence, nudity and sexual content.

Synopsis


From one of the world's bravest theatre companies comes a visceral, psychological drama set in the near future, depicting a dystopian super-state in which individual rights have given way to control.


In 2049, a murder investigation sets a man on a quest, his search bringing him to former Belarus and Russia, now a European territory ruled by a secret service.


But his journey becomes less about the regime's origins, more a revelation about his own role in its creation.


Based on Alhierd Bacharevic's novel, Dogs of Europe is both an epic fantasy and political thriller about the dangers of looking away when authoritarianism takes root.


Exiled from their native country, the co-founders of Belarus Free Theatre are political refugees who make underground work that plays to courageous audiences in secret locations across Minsk.


Everyone involved is under risk of arrest.


Rehearsing from London and via Skype, the company is known for its physical theatrical style.


Having lived in democracies and a dictatorship, this show is especially prescient.


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 13 May 2020

Closes:Saturday 16 May 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
-

Tickets


Previews:
£3 off top three ticket prices for previews on 13 May

Standard:
£16 - £40

Concessions:

Students

Students are entitled to half-price tickets in advance for Wednesday evening.Proof of eligibility required on collection.


Access

Visitors with access requirements who have joined our Access Membership scheme may be eligible for reductions on tickets.


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Performed in Belarusian with English surtitles

Creatives


Author: Based on the novel by Alhierd Bacharevic
Director: Nicolai Khalezin, Natalia Kaliada
Set designer: Nicolai Khalezin
Dramaturg: Mariya Bialkovich, Nicolai Khalezin
Production: Belarus Free Theatre

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