London's Free Open-Air Theatre Season 2016:
The Russian Season
As Russian big business plays an increasingly important role in London's economy, while our cultural life is enriched by a strong Eastern European presence in our capital, we're delighted to announce that this year's season will be dedicated to two cornerstones of Russian culture: the 19th century masterpiece, Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, and the beautiful folktales of Russia, Poland and Ukraine.
6pm: Prince Ivan & The Grey Wolf
Russian and Eastern European children's stories are full of optimism, evil-thwarted and happy endings. Our family production for this year will primarily be based on Ivan, The Firebird and The Grey Wolf, an Eastern European fairy tale first collected by Alexander Afanasayev in his book of Russian Folk Talkes, first published around the same time as Crime and Punishment.
8pm: Crime and Punishment
As the skies darken over The Scoop, so does our story. This summer we will create and perform a brand new rock musical based on Dostoyevsky's classic tale of youth and alienation. In keeping with the spirit of the novel, our production will incorporate a rock score which powerfully captures the youthful energy, angst, beauty and violence at its heart.
From 31st August to 25th September, every Wednesday to Sunday at The Scoop at More London.