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Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
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Life and Fate will be coming to Theatre Royal Haymarket for a strictly limited season.

It’s early 1943. Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia are in a bitter struggle for their very survival.

Adapted for the stage for the very first time from Vasily Grossman’s celebrated novel, banned because of the parallels it drew between Nazism and Soviet Communism, Life and Fate is a sweeping panorama of Soviet Society, an epic tale of a country told through the fate of a single Jewish family, the Shtrum’s.

From Nazi concentration camps to the Gulags of Siberia and the Soviet nuclear programme, as the battle of Stalingrad looms large the characters must work out their destinies in a world torn by ideological tyranny and war.

This critically acclaimed production, winner of the Golden Mask for best play, has toured around the world since its première in 2007, shining a light on the heart of 20th-century darkness.


Additional Information

Age restriction

Adolescents under 16 will not be admitted.

Running time

3hr 30min (including interval)

Performance dates

8 May 2018 - 20 May 2018

Special notes

This production contains nudity and is performed in Russian with English surtitles.

Venue Information

Theatre Royal HaymarketHaymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT