Hornimans

http://horniman.ac.uk/visit/events/horniman-easter-fair

 

Kew Gardens

http://www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/moomin-adventures-–-fun-for-all-the-family-at-kew-this-easter

 

Sadlers Wells

http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2017/family-weekend-aracaladanza-vuelos/

 

Fantasy High Street Easter Egg Trail

http://www.fantasyhighstreet.org.uk/index.php?page=london-bridge-city-2017

 

Bluebell Railway

http://www.bluebell-railway.com/whats_on/flying-scotsman/

 

Big Sailing Ships, Greenwich

http://www.visitgreenwich.org.uk/tall-ships-festival-villages/

 

Fly across Thames, Greenwich

https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/emirates-air-line/

 

Fun food 

https://www.morganshotelgroup.com/originals/originals-sanderson-london/eat-drink/mad-hatters-afternoon-tea

 

Russian food 

Mari Vanna

http://www.marivanna.ru/london/

 

 


 

THE SOVREMENNIK THEATRE SEASON

 

Sovremennik Theatre, Russia’s oldest theatre company, is making a welcome return to London this May, following a successful season at the Noël Coward Theatre in 2011 with a triple bill of plays at the Piccadilly Theatre.

Three Comrades, Two For The Seesaw and The Three Sisters will be performed in Russian with English surtitles and directed by The Sovremennik’s Artistic Director Galina Volchek, one of the founding members of The Sovremennik and regarded as one of Russia’s greatest theatre practitioners.

The Sovremmennik is one of Russia’s most respected theatre companies, recognised around the world for its tradition of staging intense psychological dramas and bold productions of contemporary plays, Russian classics and international work. The London season will feature a cast and crew of over 100 including acclaimed Russian film, theatre and television actress and humanitarian Chulpan Kahmatova.

The season begins on 3 May with Three Comrades, based on the 1936 novel by acclaimed German author Erich Maria Remarque (who also wrote All Quiet On The Western Front). Set in Germany at the height of the depression, it tells the story of Robert Lohkamp, a disillusioned figure whose outlook on life is marred by his horrifying experiences in the trenches during the First World War.

He shares his experiences with his friends with whom he struggles to make a living as a mechanic. When Robert meets a beautiful and mysterious young woman, his nihilistic outlook starts to change.

This is followed on 8 May by a Russian twist on the poignant and compelling American drama Two for the Seesaw by William Gibson. Set in New York, the play follows the course of an intense and tempestuous affair between a brooding Nebraska lawyer who has relocated to New York to escape his marriage and an eccentric dancer he meets at a party.

Their relationship comes into jeopardy as their lingering ties to previous partners and their different backgrounds and temperaments come to the fore. Two of Russia’s greatest actors Chulpan Khamatova and Kirill Safanov will perform the lead roles. Written in 1958, the original Broadway production of Two For The Seesaw ran for 750 performances and featured Henry Fond and Anne Bancroft. It was also adapted for film in 1962, directed by Robert Wise and starring Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine.

The season conclude with the return of The Sovremennik’s revelatory production of Anton Chekov’s The Three Sisters. Critically acclaimed across the world, this production is regarded as one of the seminal versions of Chekov’s classic tale. The first play that Chekov wrote specifically for the Moscow Art Theatre, The Three Sisters, like many of his works, explores the decay of the privileged class in Russia and their search for meaning in the modern world.

Three sisters, Olga, Masha and Irina Prozorov yearn for a life in Moscow away from their provincial home. As a succession of guests, family and lovers visit their house, events unfold that will shape their destinies. This production offers another opportunity to experience Chekov’s classic drama in its original language.

 

 

Moscow's critically acclaimed and internationally renowned Sovremennik Theatre returns to the West End this Spring with a triple bill of its most celebrated productions, Three Comrades, Two For The Seesaw and Three Sisters. Directed by Artistic Director and founding member Galina Volchek, widely regarded as one of Russia’s greatest theatre practitioners, all three shows will be performed in Russian with English subtitles.

The Sovremennik is one of Russia’s most respected theatres, recognised around the world for its tradition of staging intense psychological dramas, and its bold productions of contemporary plays, Russian classics and international work. The London season will feature a cast and crew of over 100 people including the acclaimed Russian film, theatre and television actress and humanitarian Chulpan Khamatova.

Three Comrades: Adapted for the stage from the novel by Erich Remarque, critically acclaimed author of All Quiet On The Western Front, Three Comrades portrays the greatness of the human spirit, manifested through characters who must find the inner resources to live in a world they did not make, but must endure.

Set in Germany 1928, at the height of the depression three men struggle to make a thin and precarious living as mechanics, friendship the only refuge from the chaos and upheaval around them. Robert Lohkamp, a disillusioned figure whose outlook on life is marred by his horrifying experiences in the trenches during the First World War, finds his nihilistic outlook start to change when he meets a beautiful and mysterious young woman.

Two For The Seesaw: A Russian twist on the poignant and compelling American drama Two for the Seesaw is performed by two of the country’s greatest actors, Chulpan Khamatova and Kirill Safonov.

Set in New York, the play follows the course of an intense and tempestuous affair between a brooding Nebraska lawyer who has relocated to the Big Apple to escape his marriage, and an eccentric dancer he meets at a party. Their relationship comes into jeopardy as their lingering ties to previous partners and the differences in their backgrounds and temperaments come to the fore.

Three Sisters: Critically acclaimed the world over, and winner of a Drama Desk Award, The Sovremennik’s Three Sisters is widely regarded as one of the seminal versions of Anton Chekhov’s classic tale, enthralling audiences from Paris to New York, Berlin to London.

Rediscover the story of sisters Olga, Masha and Irina Prozorov in this mesmerising production, as they search for their meaning in the modern world and yearn for a life in Moscow away from their provincial home. With a succession of guests, family and lovers visiting their house, events unfold that will shape their destinies.

 

Genre Play

Show times

Three Comrades: 3-6 May 7.15pm, 6 May 2pm;

Two For The Seesaw: 8-9 May 7.15pm,

Three Sisters: 11-13 May 7.15pm, 13 May 2pm

Previews from

03.05.2017

Opening night

03.05.2017

Closing

13.05.2017

Box office

0844 871 7630

 

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Piccadilly Theatre

Denman Street, Soho,

London, United W1D 7DY

Tel: 0844 871 7627

Tube: Piccadilly Circus

http://www.piccadillytheatre.org

http://piccadillytheatre.co.uk

http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/london-shows/show/item385334/the-sovremennik-theatre-season/