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Complicite/Simon McBurney The Master and Margarita

Posted August 14, 2012 in Related

by Mikhail Bulgakov
14 December 2012 – 19 January 2013
Barbican Theatre
Tickets:£16 – 42

Following its sold-out season earlier this year, Complicite’s latest production returns to the Barbican for a limited run.

A woman goes to hell and back to save her lover. Pontius Pilate argues with Christ about the nature of human worth. And the Devil pays a visit to Stalinist Moscow, exposing the hypocrisy, greed and corruption of its citizens.

Moving between the fervently atheistic Moscow of the 1930s and Jerusalem during the last days of Jesus’s life, Bulgakov’s violent, poetic maelstrom of a novel comes to life through performance, video, puppetry and music in Simon McBurney’s breathtaking adaptation.

‘It brings Bulgakov’s vision to teasing, mournful, erotic life.’ Time Out
‘A mind and genre-expanding theatricalisation. The result is visually stunning and acted with the utmost commitment.’The Stage
‘A rich feast of dark arts, movement, rhetoric and stunning visual imagery. A visceral, heart-thumping show.’


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