Perhaps you've seen them floating over a Russian village? Or perhaps you've seen her toppling forward, arms full of wild flowers, as he arches above her head and steals a kiss. Meet Marc and Bella Chagall! The flying lovers of Vitebsk! Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella are immortalised as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life they walked through some of the most devastating times in history. Returning to Bristol Old Vic following its critically acclaimed world premiere as part of our 250th birthday celebrations, Daniel Jamieson's The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces this young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other. Flying onto our stage for another summer of love, Emma Rice's vivid production is told with a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall's paintings, and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by Russian Jewish tradition.
Venue Details & Map
off Ensign StreetLondonE1 8JB
- +44 (0)20 7702 2789
- Public transport:
- Tower Hill Turn left out of the station and walk to the traffic lights by the Tower Gateway DLR. Cross over and walk down Shorter Street and stop at the next traffic lights. Cross over onto Royal Mint Street. Walk down this road, take the first right after the traffic lights onto Ensign Street and immediately left onto Graces Alley.