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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with DESCRIBE THE NIGHT

'When we say that something is true, it becomes true. When we say that something is false, it becomes false... There is nothing that cannot eventually be crossed out and changed'

In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel reports on a Red Cavalry campaign in Poland. In 1936, Stalin's NKVD chief Nicolai Yezhov unleashes the Great Purge. In 1989, a mysterious KGB agent spying on a woman in Dresden falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes near the Russian city of Smolensk...

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night. Directed by Lisa Spirling, this darkly comic fantasia on Russian themes explores the blurred lines between lies, fiction and conspiracy theories, as it tracks back and forth across 90 years of Soviet and post-Soviet history in search of the genesis of the post-truth world.

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Photo Credit: Marc Brenner

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with DESCRIBE THE NIGHT
Ben Caplin (Isaac Babel)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with DESCRIBE THE NIGHT
David Birrell (Nikolai)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with DESCRIBE THE NIGHT
Rajiv Joseph (Playwright)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with DESCRIBE THE NIGHT
Rebecca O'Mara (Yevgenia) and David Birrell (Nikolai)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with DESCRIBE THE NIGHT
Siena Kelly (Urzula)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with DESCRIBE THE NIGHT
Steve John Shepherd (Vova) and Ben Caplin (Isaac Babel)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with DESCRIBE THE NIGHT
Wendy Kweh (MariyaMrs Petronova) and Joel MacCormack (Feliks)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with DESCRIBE THE NIGHT
Wendy Kweh (Mariya Mrs Petronova)


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