Welcome the Cast of The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

Welcome the Cast of The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

Introducing the faces of Emma Rice's new show.

As we draw closer to the opening of Emma's new show The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, we're very happy to welcome back Audrey Brisson (Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)) as Bella Chagall and introduce a new face, Kneehigh newcomer Marc Antolin as the man himself, Marc Chagall. Audrey and Marc will also be joined by musicians Ian Ross & James Gow (both from Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)).

The production will open to press at Bristol Old Vic on 2 June 2016 as part of the Theatre’s 250th Anniversary season of work. This co-production celebrates the special relationship between us and Bristol Old Vic which has spanned nearly three decades. The show will then travel to Shakespeare’s Globe, The Nuffield, Southampton and The Asylum.

Marc Chagall was a leading pioneer of modern art whose vibrant, original style evolved against one of the most tumultuous and terrifying periods in history. Chagall and his young wife were swept up in the confusion and brutality of world wars, revolution, ethnic persecution and the murder and exile of millions. He responded with a radical, original visual style which was both mythic and dreamlike, fusing everyday settings inspired from his home town in Vitebsk in an extraordinary mystical lament, conveying love, loss, exile and the miracle of survival.

Marc Antolin’s credits include The Trial (Young Vic), Taken At Midnight (Theatre Royal Haymarket, Chichester Minerva), Amadeus (Chichester Festival Theatre), From Here To Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre), Matilda (RSC Courtyard Theatre, Cambridge Theatre), Singin’ In The Rain and The Music Man (Chichester Festival Theatre), Into The Woods and Hello, Dolly! (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Billy Liar (UK Tour), Imagine This (New London Theatre). Film and Television credits include London Road, Coconut Shy, Love Actually and More Than Love.

Audrey Brisson’s stage credits include for Kneehigh Dead Dog in a Suitcase & Other Love Songs. Other credits include Secret Cinema (Future Shorts), Midnight’s Pumpkin and The Wild Bride (both Kneehigh), Miss Hedgehog in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Kensington Gardens), The Elephantom (National Theatre), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (Rose Theatre, Kingston). Film includes: Hereafter directed by Clint Eastwood and W.E. directed by Madonna.

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

Written by Daniel Jamieson, directed by Emma Rice

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