Describe the Night archiveIn 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel reports on a Red Cavalry campaign in Poland. In 1936, Stalin's NKVD chief Nicolai Yezhov unleashes the Great Purge. In 1989, a mysterious KGB agent spying on a woman in Dresden falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes near the Russian city of Smolensk... This darkly comic fantasia on Russian themes explores the blurred lines between lies, fiction and conspiracy theories, as it tracks back and forth across 90 years of Soviet and post-Soviet history in search of the genesis of the post-truth world.


David Birrell, Ben Caplan, Siena Kelly, Wendy Kweh, Joel MacCormack, Rebecca O'Mara, Steve John Shepherd


Author: Rajiv Joseph
Producer: Hampstead Theatre
Director: Lisa Spirling
Design: Polly Sullivan
Lighting: Johanna Town
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Describe the Night

Describe the Night (Play) production archive for QTIX code T2096713858. Details of all Describe the Night archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01037321179

Archive Listings

30 Apr 18
9 Jun 18
Hampstead Theatre
Inner London
Greater London

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