The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk
Kneehigh at The Globe
16 June – 2 July 2016
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
|Fixed Position Standing £10 | Seated £15 – £48 | £62 premium tickets also available||Approx 2 hours including a 15 minute interval|
Composer & Music Director
Emma Rice & Etta Murfitt
Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic
Artworks by Dan Hillier
Please note: this production has now closed.
'In our life there is a single colour, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the colour of love.'
- Marc Chagall
Perhaps you’ve seen them floating over a Russian village? Or perhaps you’ve seen her toppling forward, arms full of wild flowers, as he arches above her head and steals a kiss?
Meet Marc and Bella Chagall – The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk! Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella are immortalised as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life they walked through some of the most devastating times in history.
Daniel Jamieson’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces this young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other. This magical production is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall’s paintings, and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by the Russian Jewish tradition.
Also on tour
The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk is currently on a national UK tour. To see all upcoming dates and venues, visit Kneehigh's website →