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Soldier’s Tale, The

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When a war-weary soldier hands his violin to a stranger in exchange for a book, has he sold his soul to the devil? Read More >

The Soldiers Tale - Old Vic 05

The unique perspective of a Western/Middle Eastern company is brought to bear on a story of profound choices. The Soldier’s Tale, a Russian legend made vivid by Stravinsky and Ramuz during World War I, is brought crashing into our lives by The Motion Group. This world-first collaboration of 14 Iraqi and British actors and musicians weaves together the new Arabic and English texts with Stravinsky’s evocative music.

Performed in both English and Arabic.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 26/01/2006

Opening Night: 30/01/2006

Closing Night: 04/02/2006

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Cast & Creative


Falah Fayeh, Julian Glover, Martin Marquez, Ciaran McMenamin, Dhiaa Ouda, Alaa Rasheed


Director - Andrew Steggall

Producer - A co-production with The Motion Group

Designer - Jon Bausor

Conductor - Robin O’Neill

Lighting Designer - Paule Constable, Jon Clark

Sound - Christopher Shutt

Author - Rebecca Lenkiewicz & Abdulkareem Kasid

About The Old Vic

The Cut, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8NB

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