Stray Dogs


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.
Stray Dogs at Park Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Park Theatre
Started: Wednesday 13 November 2019
Closes: Saturday 7 December 2019
Running time:2 hrs 15 mins
Age suitability: 12+

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Synopsis


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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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 13 November 2019

Press night:Friday 15 November 2019

Closes:Saturday 7 December 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑45pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Thursday - 3-15pm

Saturday - 3-15pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£14.50

Standard:
£18

Concessions:

£16.50


Child (Under 16) £13


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Captioned performance:

Thu 21 Nov 19.45


Creatives


Author: Olivia Olsen
Director: Robin Herford
Sound: Harry Johnson
Production: Dead Letter Perfect in association with Park Theatre

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