Collaborators: Acclaimed British Play Screened at Irvine Barclay
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The last date listed for National Theatre Live: Collaborators was Tuesday January 17, 2012 / 7:15pm.
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Mike Martin
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I had heard of NT Live previously but held off on purchasing a ticket until a production came up that really interested me. Collaborators was great. Fantastic cast and the "telecast" nature of the performance didn't bother me a bit. I'll be going regularly from now on,
Quotes & Highlights
“Dream casting of Alex Jennings as Bulgakov and Simon Russell Beale as Stalin … A truly tremendous double act which thrills, chills and makes you laugh out loud – even though you know you shouldn’t.” —Daily Telegraph
“Collaborators is fresh and energetic, with a thick, throbbing vein of grotesque humour.” —Evening Standard
Moscow, 1938. A dangerous place to have a sense of humor; even more so a sense of freedom.
Unfortunately, the writer Mikhail Bulgakov has both. And then, he’s offered a poisoned chalice — a commission to write a play about Joseph Stalin to celebrate his sixtieth birthday.
Inspired by historical fact, this darkly comic new play is a surreal journey into the writer’s imagination, as he loses himself in a macabre and disturbingly funny relationship with the omnipotent subject of his drama. _
Collaborators_ is a new play written by John Hodge (screenwriter of Trainspotting, Shallow Grave, The Beach) and is directed by Nicholas Hytner, artistic director of The National Theatre in London.
The play is recommended for those ages 14 and older.
The running time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.