Michael Longhurst

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Remembrance Day

Longlisted: Evening Standard Best New Play
Writer Aleksey Scherbak Starring
  • Ruby Bentall
  • Nick Court
  • Michelle Fairley
  • Ewan Hooper
    Royal Court Theatre

    Presented as part of the International Playwrights Season: A Genesis Foundation Project.

    The Latvians who fought for the Third Reich and halted the Red Army parade as heroes every year through the streets of Riga. As a growing number of young Russians campaign to halt the ‘fascist’ march, their Latvian counterparts join the veterans in commemoration.

    When teenager Anya becomes a political activist, her father’s attempts to calm the situation stir up a storm of extremist patriotism.
    Remembrance Day
    Remembrance Day
    Remembrance Day
    Remembrance Day

    If the prospect of a play about Latvia overwhelms you with gloom, think again. This one has a sombre wit, and Michael Longhurst’s production is anything but a chore. Maxie Szalwinska
    The Sunday Times
    Full Review

    a little masterpiece of power, wit, and heart relevant to everywhere... Pure, brilliant theatre

    Libby Purves
    The Times
    Full Review

    Michael Longhurst's production is first rate Jane Edwardes
    Time Out

    The simple, elegant staging further intensifies the mixed moods of black humour, desolate pathos and dark foreboding in Michael Longhurst's splendidly acted production... unreservedly recommended *****

    Paul Taylor
    The Independent

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