The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

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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.

Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella Chagall 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, navigating the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other.

Daniel Jamieson’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk comes to Oxford after selling out at London’s Globe Theatre and the Traverse in Edinburgh, where it won the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award. Emma Rice’s production is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall’s celebrated paintings, and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by Russian Jewish tradition.

Duration: 1 hour 30mins with no interval

  • Tue 17 Apr 2018 7:30 PM £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00 | Full Circle & Enjoy members' discount 50%
  • Wed 18 Apr 2018 7:30 PM Captioned

    Captioned performances are excellent for people who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. In these performances, the text of the performance is displayed above and to the side of the stage. They may also be of interest for those whose first language isn’t English and for anyone who finds it helpful to follow the text during a show.

    £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00 - Post show talk
  • Thu 19 Apr 2018 2:30 PM £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Thu 19 Apr 2018 7:30 PM £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Fri 20 Apr 2018 8:00 PM £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Sat 21 Apr 2018 2:30 PM £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00 | Full Circle & Enjoy members' discount 50%
  • Sat 21 Apr 2018 7:30 PM £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00

Presented by Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic

Written by Daniel Jamieson
Directed by Emma Rice

A glorious, luscious, theatrical treat.

Louise Chantal
Oxford Playhouse Director

Book Tickets

  • Tue 17 April 7:30 PM
  • Wed 18 April 7:30 PM
  • Thu 19 April 2:30 PM
  • Thu 19 April 7:30 PM
  • Fri 20 April 8:00 PM
  • Sat 21 April 2:30 PM
  • Sat 21 April 7:30 PM

Presented by Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic

Age guideline: 10+

Captioned performance: Wed 18 Apr
Audio described performance Sat 21 Apr at 2.30pm | Touch Tour at 1pm

  • A visual gem.
       
    Stage
  • Deeply personal and deeply felt… a whirl of colour and surreal humour.
       
    Guardian

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