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Note: this show is performed in Belarusian with English surtitles and contains strong violence, nudity and sexual content.
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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Performance days & times
Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm
Friday ‑ 7‑45pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm
Students are entitled to half-price tickets in advance for Wednesday evening.Proof of eligibility required on collection.
Visitors with access requirements who have joined our Access Membership scheme may be eligible for reductions on tickets.
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