VenueWest Yorkshire Playhouse
Other spaces at this venue include: Courtyard, Quarry
CountyWest Yorkshire
From20th March 2018
To24th March 2018
When19:45. Thu 14:00. Sat Mat 14:30
What is currently on at West Yorkshire Playhouse (V977)

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

Perhaps you've seen them floating over a Russian village? Or perhaps you've seen her toppling forward, arms full of wild flowers, as he arches above her head and steals a kiss? Meet Marc and Bella Chagall! The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk! Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella are immortalised as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life they walked through some of the most devastating times in history. Daniel Jamieson's The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces this young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other. Emma Rice's final production as Kneehigh's Artistic Director is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall's paintings, and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by the Russian Jewish tradition. Perhaps you've glimpsed her rising like a kite, anchored to the earth only by his triumphant hand? They are holding on to hope, to history and to each other.
Author Daniel Jamieson

Archive :: production:T1346018197, play:S772238320, venue:V977

Production details

Courtyard Theatre

Special Performances

  • 21 Mar 18 Sign Interpreted


Producer Kneehigh
Producer Bristol Old Vic
Director Emma Rice
Design Sophia Clist
Lighting Malcolm Rippeth
Musical Director Ian Ross
Sound Simon Baker
Choreographer Etta Murfitt
Director Matt Harrison (assistant)
Performer Marc Antolin (Marc Chagall)
Performer Audrey Brisson (Audrey Brisson (Bella Chagall)
Performer Ian Ross (musician)
Performer James Gow (musician)

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