Burning Doors



In this blazingly contemporary new work, Belarus Free Theatre combine forces with Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina to share stories of persecuted artists, living under dictatorship, who will not be silenced.

Burning Doors interrogates what happens to people when they are declared enemies of the state simply for making art. How the meaning of home and displacement reframes under systematic coercion and ideological warfare.

This brand new production blends sensuous theatricality and vigorous physicality to shine a light on total suppression of artistic freedoms, drawn from the real-life stories of iconoclastic Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky, incarcerated Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina.

Each performance is followed by a post-show discussion with the artists and special guests (up to one hour).

Created in partnership with ArtReach as part of Journeys Festival International.

Recommended for ages 16+: Contains nudity and scenes of a graphic nature.

Performed in Russian and Belarusian with English surtitles.


Previews (23-24 Aug)

16 – 26 yrs
Over 60s and registered unemployed
£5 U26 Members
15% off 
for Members


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