The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk
Drama

Wiltons Music Hall

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

17 Jan 2018 - 10 Feb 2018

£23.00 - £33.00

Pro reviewers rating
13 reviews

3.9 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

  • Synopsis
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Traces a young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other.

Drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall's paintings, and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by the Russian Jewish tradition.

The winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award 2017 is back in London as part if a major tour, with Antolin reprising his lead.
Performer
as Bella Chagall (tour)
as Bella Chagall (original production)

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“A riot of colour... Antolin's comic timing is, as ever, spot on - and he and Maywood make the perfect team... A welcome return.”

Debbie Gilpin (Broadway World)

“Theatre to make the heart soar and the soul sing: inventive, playful, joyous, sexy, a bit crazy and entirely heart-rending.”

Alun Hood (What's On Stage)

“Kneehigh’s typically high-octane approach evokes the challenges facing an artist. ”

The Stage (Other reviewers)

“An absolutely gorgeous evening at the theatre... The most gloriously romantic production. ”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“A small, vibrant and delicate thing... A whirl of colour and surreal humour... Brisson and Antolin are utterly delightful. ”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“Utterly lovely... playful but soulful... brightly coloured and inventive... Exquisitely directed... Splendid performances. ”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Unabashedly romantic, totally adorable... A madcap love affair coloured with all the richness of Vitebsk’s Jewish community. ”

Alice Saville (Time Out, Independent)

“Tender, joyous, delicate... The performances from Antolin and Brisson as Marc and Bella are irresistible... Lightly done. ”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“Delicate and captivating... Playful and sombre. Folksy but subtle. Figurative and fantastic... Captures a breathless soaring. ”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Gorgeous touring production... Antolin: charming and clown-like... Maywood brings a new energy to Bella... Intimate and tender.”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Time flies... beguilingly... A perfectly balanced double act, move with their words and perfectly choregraphed bodies.”

David Nice (Arts Desk)

“Actors Antolin and Brisson – each visually striking, and brimming with unforced charm and joie de vivre... Whirling, whimsical. ”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Slow, elegiac... a little dull... Brisson's performance is... beguiling... Works best when it sends its lovers soaring. ”

What's on Stage (Other reviewers)

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