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Anna Akhmatova, the most celebrated poet of her generation, has lost her first husband to the purges and her son to state prison, where he awaits execution.
Now, Stalin, the tyrant responsible for the murder of everyone close to her, wants a favour …
Plunged so far into obscurity she is believed to be dead, Anna is offered a renewal of life when the Russian/British philosopher Isaiah Berlin risks the hazards behind the iron curtain to find her.
But in a world where poetry is a force that can control and move masses for good or ill, which side of the curtain will her loyalty lead her?
How far will she go to save a life?
How far will she go to save herself?
Based on true events, Stray Dogs depicts the story of one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th century, as she must choose between her duty to her son, her country, her art and herself.
This urgent and relevant play explores the nature of tyranny and how it affects both the political landscape of the past and the present.
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London N4 3JP
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑45pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm
Friday ‑ 7‑45pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm
Thursday - 3-15pm
Saturday - 3-15pm
Child (Under 16) £13
Thu 21 Nov 19.45
Author: Olivia Olsen
Director: Robin Herford
Sound: Harry Johnson
Production: Dead Letter Perfect in association with Park Theatre