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The Last Word

5 Sep

21 Sep

The Last Word

Cast

To be announced

Alisa Khazanova

Valentin Tszin

theatre

Creatives & production team

Maxim Didenko

Concept & Direction

Alisa Khazanova

Original Concept

Maxim Didenko

Director

Anna Narinskaya

Dramaturgy

Pavel Semchenko

Designer

Oleg Mikhailov

Video Design

Alex Musgrave

Lighting Design

Vladimir Rannev

Composition

Ekaterina Kashyntseva & Oliver King

Producers

Wild Yak

General Management

A searing multimedia performance based on the last words of women accused of political crimes in Russian courts, The Last Word is performed by acclaimed actor Alisa Khazanova (The Woman in Black), and directed by award-winning director Maxim Didenko (The White Factory).

These powerful, outspoken messages from the courtroom form one of the last surviving bastions of free speech imaginable in contemporary Russia. The performance brings together the last words of defendants such as Maria Alyokhina & Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of "Pussy Riot", Alla Gutnikova, Sasha Skochilenko, Zarifa Sautievaand others to shine a light on their courage and to paint a timely and devastating picture of Russia’s current regime.

The Last Word reunites the creative team from last year's five-star, Offie Award-winning production ofThe White Factory at the Marylebone Theatre, many of whom are acclaimed artists and leading cultural figures from Russia who fled the country after Putin's full-scale attack on Ukraine.

Running Time: 60 minutes

Age Recommendation: 10+

Content Warning: partial nudity

Picture credit: Ute Langkafel