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Boris Godunov

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About the Show Less...

Cheek by Jowl return with its stellar Russian ensemble. Read More >

Following the sell-out success of Three Sisters (bite07) and Twelfth Night (bite06), Cheek by Jowl’s acclaimed Russian ensemble returns for a third year with this startlingly modern epic.

Pushkin’s lyrical masterpiece is a gripping exposé of the seductive appeal of power and the terrible price that must be paid for it. Money, corruption, sex and blood thicken this sinuous and radical play, which was inspired by Shakespeare’s histories.

The ensemble features actors from Three Sisters and Twelfth Night, including Irina Grineva (Masha) and Igor Yasulovitch (Feste), Russian star Evgeny Mironov, with Alexander Feklistov (Vershinin and Sir Toby Belch) in the title role.

In Russian with English surtitles.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 13/05/2008

Closing Night: 17/07/2008

Running time: 130 mins (no interval)

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Cast & Creative


Irina Grineva, Igor Yasulovitch, Evgeny Feklistov


Director - Declan Donnellan

Producer - Cheek by Jowl

Designer - Nick Omerod

Author - Alexander Pushkin

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