Complicite's Production of The Master and Margarita to Be Reprised at London's Barbican Theatre

News   Complicite's Production of The Master and Margarita to Be Reprised at London's Barbican Theatre
 
The Master and Margarita, Complicite's stage version of Bulgakov's novel that premiered at London's Barbican Theatre in March/April, is to return to the same venue for a Christmas run, beginning performances Dec. 14, prior to an official opening Dec. 18, for a run through Jan. 19, 2013.

The production, directed by Simon McBurney, has also played at the Cour d’honneur of the Palais des Papes at this year's Festival d’Avignon, where Simon McBurney/Complicite was the Associate Artist. According to press materials, "Bulgakov's rich, magical realist novel with its intertwining storylines pits the power of evil against the power of compassion. The Devil pays a visit to Stalinist Moscow in the guise of a professor of black magic and wreaks havoc in the city, exposing the hypocrisy, greed and corruption of its citizens. Themes of love, compassion and the quality of mercy are explored in parallel stories that move between the fervently atheistic Moscow of the 1930s and Jerusalem at the time of Procurator Pontius Pilate during the last days of the life of Jesus."

Featuring an ensemble cast featuring many of Complicite's landmark productions, it is designed by Es Devlin, who has designed the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0845 120 7511 or visit barbican.org.uk/theatre for more details.

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