SYNOPSIS: Anna Akhmatova, the most celebrated poet of her generation, has lost her first husband to the purges and her son to state prison, where he awaits execution. Now, Stalin, the tyrant responsible for the murder of everyone close to her, wants a favour… Plunged so far into obscurity she is believed to be dead, Anna is offered a renewal of life when the Russian/British philosopher Isaiah Berlin risks the hazards behind the iron curtain to find her. But in a world where poetry is a force that can control and move masses for good or ill, which side of the curtain will her loyalty lead her? How far will she go to save a life? How far will she go to save herself?
Directed by Robin Herford
Cast: Olivia Olsen, Ben Porter, Ian Redford
Show Times: Monday- Saturday @7:45pm, Thursday and Saturday @3:15pm
Tickets from £10
- Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes, including interval
- Playwright: Olivia Olsen