Maklena


For thirteen-year-old Maklena, the Soviet Union is the best fairy tale yet. Her family faces dire poverty in 1930's Poland and Maklena dreams of a better life across the border in the USSR.
Maklena at Camden People's Theatre

Image: Camden People's Theatre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Camden People's Theatre
Started: Tuesday 17 July 2018
Closed: Saturday 21 July 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Synopsis


For thirteen-year-old Maklena, the Soviet Union is the best fairy tale yet.


Her family faces dire poverty in 1930's Poland and Maklena dreams of a better life across the border in the USSR.


Communist propaganda and magical geese blur in her imagination, and she longs to join the revolutionaries.


Her landlord, Zbrozhek, has a different ambition: to buy the local factory and see his name in golden letters.


But when the banks crash, the economic crisis threatens to crush both of these dreams.


Maklena and Zbrozhek retreat further into their fantasies, pushing their communist and capitalist ideologies to the extreme.


Night Train's production of Maklena marks the English-language premiere of this Ukrainian play by Mykola Kulish, which was banned by the Soviet authorities in 1933 and lost to the world to decades.


This fresh and lyrical interpretation incorporates puppetry, physical theatre, and an original score.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
58-60 Hampstead Road
London NW1 2PY

Box office tel: 0207 419 4841

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 17 July 2018

Closes:Saturday 21 July 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑15pm

Friday ‑ 7‑15pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑15pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£12

Concessions:
£10

Creatives


Author: Mykola Kulish
Production: Night Train Theatre Company

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