Moscow, 1938. A dangerous place to have a sense of humour; even more so a sense of freedom. Mikhail Bulgakov, living among dissidents, stalked by secret police, has both. And then he’s offered a poisoned chalice: a commission to write a play about Stalin to celebrate his sixtieth birthday - but Bulgakov’s not the one who’s going to end up writing it…
A darkly comic satire of Stalinist Russia, winner of the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Play, and inspired by historical fact, John Hodge’s Collaborators embarks on a surreal journey into the fevered imagination of the writer as he loses himself in a macabre and disturbingly funny relationship with the omnipotent subject of his drama.
- No-one saw me in just the towel until the first show (I forgot to bring it to the dress run) — Jack Ellis 2017-12-03
- Honestly, I never meant to direct this show. Being indirectly forced to direct a show about being forced to write a show might be the single most ironic thing that's ever happened to me. — Will Berrington 2017-12-04
- During one show, Matteo pronounced Mikhail Bulgakov's name as 'Nipple Bulging Cock'. — Callum Walker 2019-09-02
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