The Russian Theatre Group recently performed a play entitled Leningrad which was written and directed by students of Russian and Slavonic Studies.
This brilliant Russian play was not only performed – superbly – by students, but also written and directed by students. The play was inspired by Polly McMichael’s Russian Popular Music module, it came complete with a Soviet rock star Sergei Shnurov (played by Nathan Lyne), who belted out a few numbers with real style, but it was a great ensemble cast, including a grumpy babushka who got some of the biggest laughs. It played to packed houses, and also raised £226.75 for the local Teremok Russian supplementary School.
Well done to the Russian teaching staff, especially Laura Todd, who were responsible for getting their students, mostly beginners, to a point of such confident writing and performing in Russian.
You can view the play in full on You Tube.
Students taking part in the Russian play
Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019