Science fiction “WE” by Yevgeny Zamyatin
In development, with shows expected in Dec ’20.
In a glass-enclosed city of absolute straight lines, ruled over by the all-powerful “Benefactor”, the citizens of the totalitarian society of OneState live out lives devoid of passion and creativity, until D-503, a mathematician who dreams in numbers, makes a discovery: he has an individual soul.
“We” is hailed as the first dystopian novel, Zamyatin’s powerfully inventive vision has influenced writers from George Orwell to Ayn Rand. It was the forerunner of works such as George Orwell’s “1984” and Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World”.
Completed in 1921, “We” was only published in the U.S.S.R in 1988, at the start of Gorbachev’s era.
Drama “The Steamboat As a Gift From America” (Completed)
Written by the ingenious Nikolay Kolyada, one of the most popular Perestroika’s author and Stanislavsky Prize laureate. Kolyada is named as one of the “fathers” of Russia’s contemporary theatre movement. His plays are a must-see for any person interested in theatre and Russian culture.
Irina, a middle-aged single woman lives in the imaginary world, surrounded by vulgar uneducated neighbours she makes herself believe that she has roots in the upper class of America, that soon her family will find her and she will sail on the white steamboat towards her dreams. Irina deeply resonates with Blanche DuBois of Tennessee Williams’s “A Streetcar Named Desire”. Unpredictable plot, sparkling humour and heartbreaking reality, the characters go through a roller-coaster of emotions. What is the difference between lies and living in the imaginary world? Those pertinent questions have to be answered by our characters and the audience.
Friday, 28 Feb ’20 @ 19:30
Saturday, 29 Feb ’20 @ 14:00
Saturday, 29 Feb ’20 @ 19:30
Tickets from £25
Director: Konstantin KAMENSKIY
Cast: Natasha RADKSI, Arthur USTINOV, Konstantin RUNKOVSKI, Liliya WARD
Light design: Inka STAFRACE
Subtitles: Inese STRUPULE
The Tabernacle Theatre
35 Powis Square, (off Portobello Road),
London W11 2AY
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Artistic Director & Actor
British actress, director and producer.
Radski has trained in Paris with the well-known American acting coach Jack Waltzer and she has received a full-time acting education at Drama Studio London.
Radski has played lead roles in theatre productions including Antigone in the tragedy “Antigone” by Jean Anouilh, Yvonne in “My Wife’s Dead Mother” by Georges Feydeau, Lucile in “Love and the Piano” by Georges Feydeau, Lidia Astafieva in “The House with a View” by Alexander Vampilov. Radski has received excellent reviews in The Stage newspaper and in IndieLondon. She was quoted as “a very French Yvonne” in “My Wife’s Dead Mother” and “excellent as Lucile” in “Love and the Piano”.
Her first TV role was in David Croft’s sitcom “Here Comes the Queen”, 2008. Natasha has played Mrs. Kominski”, a guest lead, in “Citizen Khan” BBC series, 2016. She has played Russian News Reader in HBO / Sky Atlantic “Chernobyl”, 2019, IMDb’s highest-rated series ever, which has received 19 Emmy nominations, the third-highest total of any show.
Other TV and film credits include: “Damned”, Channel 4; “Waiting”, Comedy Central, “Cafe Mirage” Pattern Maker Films; “Dracula”, BBC / Netflix; “The Duchess”, Netflix.
Radski has worked for BBC Radio 4 drama and played lead roles in many productions such as “Woman of Your Dreams”, “Forty-Three Fifty-Nine: Yara”, “Ariel”, “The King of Pripyat”, and “Dreaming in English”. She has also voiced the BAFTA award-winning computer game “Half-Life 2” (Russian version).
In 2018 she became the artistic director of Art Planet Productions with the premiere of “House with a View” by A. Vampilov at Drayton Arms Theatre and at the Pushkin House.
British stage director of Russian origin, video designer, theatre maker and a playwright. He teaches History of Russian Theatre to the 2nd year BA students of Goldsmith
University of London.
Konstantin made MA Advanced Theatre Practice in the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where he formed the 274 theatre company.
His first production, a site-specific performance for a swimming pool, “Brodsky Station”, was included in Top 10 shows of Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 by The Telegraph and The Scotsman. His next production, a verbatim monodrama “Prison Psychologist”, was critically acclaimed and participated in multiple international festivals.
Konstantin has also produced and staged an immersive site-specific performance Mystery- Bouffe after Vladimir Mayakovsky’s play, that was performed at Waterstones Piccadilly bookstore in October 2017 and became a part of celebration of the October Revolution’s anniversary.
Konstantin cooperates with other commercial production companies in London. In 2017-2019 he directed “A Dog’s Heart” after Mikhail Bulgakov, “Odessa Stories” after Isaak Babel and “Diaries of Madmen” after Nikolay Gogol’s novel and Petr Tchaikovsky’s diaries for Xameleon Theatre.
Energetic, playful and sensitive actor from Lithuania. He received his BA (Hons) in Acting at “CYTTC” in 2015 in London. But his passion for acting was born much earlier at the age of 7 when he first stepped in a set of Robin Hood’s film. Since then, all of his interests somehow were spinning all around acting and theatre.
Whilst studying, he appeared in several plays like “Midsummers Night Dream” dir. Jeremy Young, “The Insect Play” dir. June Abott, “Certain Young Men” dir. Howard Ross and “The Gut Girls” dir. Petina Hapgood. After graduating Arthur Toured for nearly two years with a Children’s theatre company “KVT” all around the United Kingdom and Europe.
With “KVT” having announced a long break, Arthur used the opportunity to explore his depths and stretch his acting abilities. That is where he worked, together with director Jack Gyori, playing lead roles in his two short films “Stained Glass” and “Vanitati”. Following the two roles, Arthur started to show a huge interest in tragic roles which required deeper analysis of the human psychology. Similar destiny characters Arthur played in Art-Vic productions such as the one man show “Diary of a Madman” or “Morphine”.
But like any other actor Arthur loves curiosic roles and comedy. A perfect example of that, for example, was his role as Andrea in the short film “Right Swipe” which now successfully tours throughout various film festivals in the U.K. and the United States. “The weirder – the Better” said Arthur, acting face-to-face with a polar bear in “Paddy Power” Commercial.
That being his moto, he carries on surprising himself and the Audience!
Director & Actor
Dmitry Turchaninov is a theatre director and actor born in Latvia in 1975.
He graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with a major in theater and film acting in 1997, then continued there to obtain a master’s degree in the same area in 1999, while working as an actor at the Russian Drama Theatre of Lithuania since in 1998.
In 2007 he graduated from the master’s program in directing at the Mosсow MHAT-school (under Valery Fokin).
Dmitry has directed:
Premiere Festival (December 2005); Class Act Contemporary British Drama Festival (June 2006); Modern Playwrights and Directors Seminar at Yasnaya Polyana (July 2006); Lyubimovka Contemporary Play Seminar (September 2006); Fourth Altitude. New Drama. The Other Type of Theater Festival (Chetvertaya Vysota. Novaya Drama. Drugoi Teatr Festival) in Saratov (October 2006); The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan at the Saratov Kiselev Youth Theatre in 2007; Buchenwald Cabaret by Vladimir Klim at the Russian Drama Theater of Lithuania in 2008.
Dmitry has been living and working as freelance director in London since 2010, he also teaches acting at studios in London and Cambridge.
Actor & Choreographer
Born in Riga, Latvia (1995). Fluently speaks Russian and Latvian. Went to Secondary Private School Klasika. Was one of the Co-Founders of a Film Production at the school. Winner of many reading contests. At age 9 became an athlete in Ballroom and Latin American Dances.
Participated and won in numerous competitions. Graduated from Music School of Jazepa Medina at age 17. Plays piano and violin. At age 18 moved to Denmark. Got an IB Diploma in Struer Statsgymnasium.
At age 20 moved to London and started his education in Drama at Kingston University. Joined an Arthur Murray Company in Baker Street as a dance teacher. In 2018 he graduated with a BA degree. From early 2019 is an active student at Identity School of Acting. After 3 years working in a dance company left to pursue his independent teaching.
In recent years he had an experience of being a lead in a short film, has had supporting roles and has been a choreographer/composer/actor/director in several plays in IYAF in Kingston.
Lily (Liliya) Ward is an actress, singer, poet, playwright, linguist and a language tutor.
She was born in Kazan, Russia, where she studied and later was a lecturer at Kazan State University. She started acting at People’s Theatre and at a studio directed by N. Mladentsev at the age of 16.
She played Delia Moon in The Rats ( “Mr Kettle and Mrs Moon” by J. B. Priestley), The abbess Christina in The Nun (by D. Diderot), Raisa Filippovna in The Suicides (“The suicide” by N. Erdman), Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire (by T. Williams).
In late 1990s-early 2000s she sang with two bands called “Plutonium” (alternative rock/pop) and “Sphinx” (symphonic rock). She moved to London in 2008.
In 2015 Liliya had two books of poems published, The 13th Arcanum and Everything is only a dream. She continued to study acting at RADA. In 2016 she started acting at Art Vic Theatre directed by V. Sobchak. She has performed the parts of the countess in Rolly-Polly (after Boule de suif G. de Maupassant), Mary, mother of J. Christ in Women at the tomb (after M. de Ghelderode), Dzitsuko in Fan as a pledge of love (after Hanjo by Y. Mishima), Doctor Khobotov in Ward number six (after A. Chekhov), Andrea in The Blue Beard (after M. Frisch) and other.
In 2017 she wrote and performed a one woman play “Case 212“, for which she also composed the music. Lily’s best work so far has been the part of Edith Piaf in “Piaf” (after “Padam, padam” by Portnov).
L. Ward has also played in a few short films.
Ilya Melnikov is an avant-garde filmmaker/musician specialising in experimental cinema and lo-fi analogue sound recording.
Having completed a masters degree in Film and Screen studies, Ilya has a portfolio of projects ranging from experimental short films, music videos and documentaries to youtube series, feature films and video art pieces.
Ilya is one of the two creators of a film collective company Frinin&Bok.
Yuri Klimov is a British-Russian actor graduated from State Institute of Dramatic Arts in Moscow (GITIS)
Known for playing an Admiral in Kevin McDonald film Black Sea with fabulous Jude Low and Konstantin Khabenskiy, in BBC dramas The Game as Kasimir and guest star as Valentino in popular in U.K. Spooks. St. George’s Day with Frank Harper as Russian Mafia, in Swedish-Norwegian film Occupied with beautiful Ingeborga Dapcunaite as General Malikov.
Yuri was lucky to be few times in Space as cosmonaut in BBC ident for Football World Cup, commercials Halifax and Practiker ( Germany).
He also took parts in BBC4 radio plays Petrovich, Wemmbey Hogg Goes off and others .
Voice over jobs including Vikings, Killer Hunter, computer games Rambo, code name: Panzers , Sniper Elite.