Ukraine 1929. As Stalin launches the first of his Five Year Plans, a close-knit rural community stands unwittingly in the path of his drive to create a thriving socialist Soviet Union. The outcome is catastrophic. What begins for the people of the village as an amusingly alien political concept rapidly becomes an unstoppable force for change. Robbed first of their land, then their religion and independence, the whole country soon becomes engulfed by a tragedy that will scar a nation for generations. The Grain Store is generously supported by The Columbia Foundation Fund of the Capital Community Foundation.Performers Joseph Arkley, Noma Dumezweni, Geoffrey Freshwater, Mariah Gale, Gruffudd Glyn, Greg Hicks, Kathryn Hunter, Kelly Unter, Ansu Kabia, Tunji Kasim, Debbie Korley, John Mackay, Forbes Masson, Dharmesh Patel, Patrick Romer, David Rubin, Oliver Ryan, Simone Saunders, Peter Shorey, Katy Stephens, Sam Troughton, James Tucker, Larrington Wallker, Kirsty Woodward, Samantha Young.
Author Natal'ia Vorozhbit. Producer Royal Shakespeare Company. Translation Sasha Dugdale. Director Michael Boyd. Design Tom Piper. Sound Nick Powell. Lighting Oliver Fenwick. Choreographer Anna Morrissey.