Flight (1927)

27th Mar 2015 - 7:30pm

Rose Theatre

Edge Hill University Second Year Performing Arts students present Aftermath: A European War
A season of seldom seen plays which examine the First World War and its aftermath from a European perspective. The centenary has brought us productions of Journey’s End and Oh What a Lovely War.  Here we offer the view from elsewhere.

Friday 27th March 7.30pm
Saturday 28th March 2.30pm
Flight (1927) by Mikhail Bulgakov in a new adaptation by Ron Hutchinson

This rich and poetic satire presents a world in flux, chaos and hysteria. Written in 1927 by the author of The Master and Margarita. Banned in the Soviet Union until 1957, unsurprising since it is a picaresque account of the flight of White Russians from the Crimea to the Ottoman Empire, here the old world crumbles and the Bolsheviks take power. No apologies should be made for this not being a WW1 play. It captures a proximate moment in history:

Somewhere or other, some nation is always tearing itself apart and putting its citizens to flight…Flight is the masterpiece on the émigré experience.The Independent

Aftermath: A European War. The season also includes…
Don Juan Comes Back From the War (1936)
by ?d?n Von Horváth, translated by Christopher Hampton
Tuesday 24th March 7.30pm
Wednesday 25th March 7.30pm

The Silver Tassie (1928)
by Sean O’Casey
Thursday 26th March 7.30pm
Saturday 28th March 7.30pm

Tickets: £9 / £5 concessions
SAVE MONEY! Combined ticket: see all three shows for £12. Not available online. Please contact the Box Office on 01695 584480
£3 Edge Hill University students and school parties of 10 or more.