Well, what to say about the stage adaptation of Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate. It goes for nearly three and a half hours and is in Russian with subtitles projected onto a little screen above the stage. On paper it sounds like a rough night at the theatre, and true it does take a sizable amount of patience and immense concentration to get through it, but I’m proud to say I did get through it, I MOSTLY understood what was going on and I enjoyed it a lot!
LIFE AND FATE //
Cut & Paste talks to Dina Dodina, director of the world renowned Maly Drama Theatre, who discusses the story behind Life and Fate and the audience reactions to it’s performance in Europe. This interview contains ‘exclusive’ footage from the dress rehearsal of Life and Fate from His Majesty’s Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Life and Fate is the adaptation of one of the most important Russian novels of the Twentieth Century. Where there is life there is hope – a truism that tries to explain the need we all have to struggle to survive during times of great suffering. This historical drama’s vast scope includes the siege of Stalingrad, Anti-Semitism, Stalin and the Atomic Bomb.
We would like to offer you the chance to see this remarkable performance at His Majesty’s Theatre on Wednesday 17th February at 7pm.
Nothing comes for free and in Soviet era Russia most of the stuff you wanted didn’t come at all and anything you could get was at the end of a long queue.
If you are the winner of our ticket give away for Life and Fate the only queue you will see is at the bar at intermission.
How to Enter
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the subject line write: Life and Fate
In the main part of the email answer this question: What would you queue in the snow for?
Please also include your contact details so we can ensure that your tickets are organised correctly.
The Winner will be the most interesting, creative or unexpected response.
Entries must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 16th February. The Prize is worth at least $100.
The winner we will be announced via Facebook and Twitter. We will also contact the winner directly.
Update 18th February:
Thank you to everyone who entered the winner was Carly