A Dog's Heart

5th Oct 2017 - 7th Oct 2017

Main House - Pleasance London

7:30pm, 3pm


A Dog’s Heart

After Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel

A brilliant medical professor transplants human testicles into a stray dog and creates monstrous man who turns on his creator…

Marking 100 year anniversary of Russian Revolution, London Based Russian company Xameleon Theatre is presenting A Dog’s Heart – an interactive, contemporary and original adaptation of Master and Margarita’s author Mikhail Bulgakov’s satiric masterpiece.

A Dog’s Heart written in 1925, set in the surrealistic world, and featuring a stray dog named Sharik who takes human form as narcissistic incarnation of the New Soviet Man, was banned in Russia for over 60 years for its controversial portrayal of the social clash between the old and the new generations. The plot of this story, traditionally interpreted as an allegory of the Communist revolution, sounds surprisingly relevant in today’s world, by examining the struggle between opposing social classes and their conflicts.

Directed by Konstantin Kamenski

The production is presented by Xameleon Theatre

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Please note that the show is performed in Russian with English subtitles

Open/closeReviews and Quotations

"Xameleon’s production was sensitive and thought-provoking, not to mention laugh-out-loud funny at times. One senses that the real Saint-Exupéry, a man of humour himself, would have approved."
4 stars
CEELon The Little Prince
"Shows like this, produced by artists who transcend both cultures, are infinitely valuable in helping all of us to understand and respect the cultures and attitudes of the past and present, in both societies"
4 stars
CEEL on Love in a Nutshell
"great evening of entertainment"
4 stars
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