Silent Planet archiveAt the height of the Cold War, dissident writer Gavriil is detained in a Soviet mental prison as a punishment for protesting against the government. His only escape is the prison library, a treasure store of banned literature available to the patients, but off-limits to the prison staff. His interrogator, Yurchak, offers to protect him from torture in exchange for sharing the forbidden stories. Their agreement will help them both find a kind of freedom, at the risk of their lives. Inspired by an incident in the life of writer, activist and neurophysiologist Vladimir Bukovsky, Silent Planet is a love story about our love of stories, a passionate and poetic fable about the power of literature in a world in which the wrong words can get you killed. World Premiere. Performance Length: Approximately 70 minutes with no interval.


Graeme McKnight (Gavriil), Matthew Thomas (Yurchak), Kevin Hand (Doctor), Aaron Vodovoz (Guard)


Author: Eve Leigh
Presented by: Upstart (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre)
Director: Tom Mansfield
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Silent Planet

Silent Planet (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01596904987. Details of all Silent Planet archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S02137504780

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25 Nov 14
20 Dec 14
Inner London
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