Rich Toynton and Paul Campion in BLT’s November 2014 production of ‘Collaborators’, directed by Mike Savill.
Fri 7 – Sat 15 November (not Sun 9)
by John Hodge
Directed by Mike Savill
If you love your comedies dark, clever and razor-sharp funny, Collaborators is the play for you. Set against a super-stylised background of truth and paranoia, playwright Mikhail Bulgakov develops a bad case of writer’s block when he’s commissioned by the secret police to write a play about Stalin in honour of the tyrant’s 60th birthday. However, help is at hand when the dictator himself decides to help out in the writing of the play – and Bulgakov takes over the running of the Soviet Union!
First performed at the National in 2012 with Alex Jennings and Simon Russell Beale, this surreal, theatrical, stylish, caviar-black comedy is a brilliant piece of total theatre!
General Secretary of Turkmenistan All-Union Communist Party/ Driver : Mike Baker
Actor/Chorus : Charis Anna Beyer
Yelena : Julie Binysh
Stalin : Paul Campion
Grigory : Kyle Cluett
Stepan : Tom Dignum
Sergei : Joe Dominic
Eva/Chorus : Roxana Graves
Vassily : Paul Green
Mrs. General Secretary of Turkmenistan All-Union Communist Party/ Lagrange/Chorus : Jan Greenhough
Nurse/Chorus : Hazal Han
Vladimir : Stevie Hughes
Actor/Chorus : Jessica-Ann Jenner
Anna : Jaimi Keemer
Praskovya : Karen O’Neill
Moliere : Mike Savill
Bulgakov : Richard Toynton
Doctor/Chorus : Peter Yolland