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    Faithful Ruslan: The Story of a Guard Dog

  • When
    25 September 19:30 - 21:30
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  • See citz.co.uk for full performance schedule and pricing for all performances from 20 Sep - 7 Oct 2017. A Citizens Theatre, Belgrade Theatre and KP Productions LTD co-production.

    An extraordinary satire on the Stalinist regime in Russia seen through the eyes of a guard dog, this is a modern ‘Animal Farm’ for the world of Trump, May and Putin.

    When Josef Stalin dies in 1953, the inhabitants of prison camps across Russia are liberated. Prisoners, guards and guard dogs are all free to go home. But with life in the Service all he has ever known, loyal guard dog Ruslan remains at his post and faithful to the Master, even as he gives his final unthinkable order.

    Based on real life events, the novel by Georgi Vladimov and translated to English by Michael Glenny has been adapted for the stage by Polish director Helena Kaut-Howson, whose adventurous, passionate and imaginative productions have led to her being named one of the top directors in the UK. Complicite co-founder and one of ‘contemporary theatre’s greatest clowns’ (The Guardian) Marcello Magni joins the creative team as Movement Director.