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Bristol Old Vic, Kneehigh and Wise Children present

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

The Live Broadcasts

Written by Daniel Jamieson & Directed by Emma Rice, with Music from Ian Ross

We've teamed up with our friends at Bristol Old Vic and Wise Children to bring you our award-winning production of The Flying Lovers Of Vitebsk directed by Emma Rice, LIVE ON STAGE at Bristol Old Vic.

Wise Children TV will bring this visually stunning, intimate and emotional production live into your home – each night will be a truly one-off experience. The company have been isolating together in one large bubble for the last two weeks so that the show can be performed in its original form. With no social distancing, you can expect something as magical as one of Marc Chagall’s paintings, with singing, dancing and perhaps even a large blue fish...

“ Deeply personal and deeply felt… A whirl of colour and surreal humour. ”

The Guardian


Livestream: 3rd - 5th December 2020

On- Demand: 11th – 18th December 2020

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About the show...

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 an airborne kiss.

Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella Chagall 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.

Daniel Jamieson’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces this young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other.

Emma Rice’s sumptuous and physical production is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall’s paintings, and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by Russian Jewish tradition.

Winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award 2017

How to book...

In-person tickets

If you are in the Bristol area, we are also inviting a small live audience for each performance at Bristol Old Vic. You can book your in-person tickets via the Bristol Old Vic website. 


Written by

Daniel Jamieson

Directed by

Emma Rice

Music by

Ian Ross

Set & Costume Design

Sophia Clist

Sound Design

Simon Baker


Etta Murfitt

Lighting Design

Malcolm Rippeth

Marc Chagall

Marc Antolin

Bella Chagall

Audrey Brisson


James Gow