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Our next performance of Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent will be on Saturday 26 August 7.00pm and Sunday 27 August 5:30pm at The Cockpit. These shows are part of the Camden Fringe FestivalTickets: Full price: £8 Concessions: £6. Book your tickets here.

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Our next performance of Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent will be on Friday 12 May 7.30pm and Saturday 13 May 4pm, at St Cuthbert’s Church, Philbeach Gardens, Kensington, SW5 9EB (nearest tube: Earl’s Court). Tickets: £8. To reserve email molodyiteatr@gmail.com.

Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent is a mix of verbatim theatre and talent show based on real-life stories of undocumented migration to the UK. It combines the comic, the serious and the absurd to get at the heart of this complex issue.

☆☆☆☆☆ ‘fresh, thoughtful, and a hell of a lot of fun’, Central and East European London Review

☆☆☆☆ ‘a novel way of exploring how Britain deals with undocumented migrants… entertaining, thought-provoking and deeply moving’, The Student Newspaper

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Interview in Text Matters with Uilleam Blacker about Molodyi Teatr’s work

Uilleam Blacker spoke to Joanna Kosmalska, expert on migration literature, for the journal Text Matters. Click here for the interview: uilleam-blacker_text-matters

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Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent

When: Wednesday 7 December 2016
Time: the performance will start at 7:30pm and finish at 8:30 pm and it will be followed by a post-show talk
Where: Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Rd, London NW1 1TT.
Tickets: £7 (to book your ticket e-mail molodyiteatr@gmail.com).

After Brexit, migration is on everyone’s lips, but there’s one thing missing from the debate: the migrants’ voices. That’s why Molodyi Teatr London collected migrants’ testimonies and wrote Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent: to bring migrant experiences directly to the stage and to show the human beings behind the lurid headlines.

The show is performed in English.

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We are back from the Edinburgh Fringe 2016! We had an excellent run of Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent and we couldn’t have done it without lots and lots of help from many of our friends. Here are just some of them: everyone who shared their stories of migration with us, Natalia and Josafat LescesenUkranian Religious Society of St Sophia and Ukrainian Institute, London for giving us rehearsal space, Edinburgh Ukrainian Club and Linda Allison for letting us stay in the club in Edinburgh and making us feel like a part of their wonderful family, Ukrainian Events in LondonAnna Lukanina and Oleg Pasicznyj for promoting our show and making us believe that we can do it, Ukrainian Club, Holland Park and Vlodko Pawluk for your support and rehearsal space, Paradise Green for being an excellent venue, Theatro Technis London for being such a great little theatrical gem, Eilidh Blacker for designing our wonderful posters and flyers, our old and new friends who promoted our show, bought our tickets, went flyering with us, took photos of us, gave us invaluable feedback, our family who put up with our absences and bad moods, and, last, but most definitely not least, our wonderful audiences in London and in Edinburgh. We hope to see many more of you soon: we’ll be performing Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent in London and beyond in the near future, so watch this space!

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We are having a ‘pre-referendum’ show of Bloody East Europeans on Saturday 2 April 2016. If you haven’t seen it – come, and if you have – tell your friends and come again!

Sat 2 April @ 6 PM
Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Road, London NW1 1TT
To reserve your seat e-mail: molodyiteatr@gmail.com. (Tickets £8)

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Our next performance of Bloody East Europeans will be on Friday 20 November @ 7:30 PM at Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Road, London NW1 1TT. Tickets cost £7. Please pay at the door when you arrive. To reserve your seat e-mail: molodyiteatr@gmail.com.

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Photos from our performance of Bloody East Europeans at GRAD Gallery, London, on 9 October 2015. Bloody East Europeans was performed as part of the multidisciplinary arts platform Peripheral Visions.

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Read more about Bloody East Europeans here:

Migrant voices onstage in London by Molly Flynn, Open Democracy Russia, 8 October 2015: https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/molly-flynn/migrant-voices-onstage-in-london

 Life’s a stage: exploring documentary theatre’s role in the new east by Samuel Goff, The Calvert Journal, 5 October 2015: http://calvertjournal.com/articles/show/4769/lifes-a-stage-exploring-documentary-theatres-role-in-the-new-east

Documentary theatre series in London to highlight immigration and social inequality by James Lillywhite, A Young Theatre, 25 September 2015: http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/documentary-theatre-series-in-london-to-highlight-immigration-and-social-inequality/

DISMANTLING EAST EUROPEAN-NESS ONSTAGE. Community theatre group Molodyi teatr questions and deconstructs what it means to be an East European migrant in London by Darya Malyutina, Political Critique, 23 September 2015: http://politicalcritique.org/culture/2015/dismantling-east-european-ness-onstage/

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BBC Russian Service: ‘Именно британцев в последнее время среди зрителей стало больше. Вот, например, Саймон, пришедший на Bloody East Europeans в Эдинбурге с двумя дочерями: “Это спектакль заставляет задуматься о людях из Восточной Европы, о том, как ты на них реагируешь. И этот спектакль добавляет теплоты в отношении к ним”. Почему Саймон решил прийти именно на этот спектакль? Говорит, что чувствует связь с регионом: уборщица в его доме – из Восточной Европы.’

http://www.bbc.com/russian/international/2015/08/150827_fringe_edinburgh_rus_ukr

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Molodyi Teatr’s Post-Fringe THANK YOU

Molodyi Teatr has just come back from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and we would like to thank all those wonderful people who made this trip possible for us.

So many people have contributed to our dream becoming a reality that we cannot possibly list them all here; we would, however, like to mention some individuals and organisations by name. Thank you to:

  • Linda Allison and the lovely AUGB Edinburgh team for hosting us in Edinburgh and making us feel at home;
  • Vlodko Pawluk and AUGB London for their ongoing support and a very generous financial contribution;
  • Andy Hunder and the Ukrainian Institute in London for thier ideas, unbeatable enthusiasm and support;
  • Josafat Lescesen, Natalia Lescesen and the Society of St Sophia for their patience and understanding and letting us use their premises free of charge;
  • Anthony Buxton and the fantastic Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House team for thier hospitality, patience and kindness;
  • Aris Eugeniou and Teatro Technis for letting us use their wonderful venue in London;
  • Guy Corbishley for his gorgeous photographs and for allowing us to use them free of charge;
  • Molly Flynn and GRAD Gallery for keeping us motivated after the Fringe and helping us spread our message wider;
  • Oksana Pylypyak for making our amazing East European language posters;
  • Oksana Kyzyma and the Ukrainian Embassy for being so supportive and enthusiastic;
  • Sasha Taran for his striking photos which became our flyers;
  • Angela Ireland, Gabrielle Cluness and Milk Café for hosting us in Glasgow and making such a lovely lunch for us;
  • Oleg Pasicznyj for sharing his excellent stories and ideas and being such a powerful advertising machine;
  • Anna Lukanina and the Ukrainian Events in London team for spreading the word about our shows;
  • All our Kickstarter backers: each one of you brought our Edinburgh trip a bit closer;
  • All those who came to see our Vertep and made a donation last winter;
  • All those who like us on Facebook and outside of Facebook, those who follow us on Twitter and at the different venues;
  • Our families and our friends.

We would not have done it without each one of you!

Our Fringe experience was a real fairy-tale. It was hard to leave Edinburgh and we could only bring ourselves to board the train for London when we made a promise that we will return next year. So, watch this space…
In the meantime, here is a little summary of our EdFringe 2015 achievements, as well as some reviews and press coverage:
• We sold out on most nights and more than 300 people saw our show.
• We were long-listed for Amnesty International’s Freedom of Expression Award.
• We were named among the 49 shows to see at the Fringe in 2015 by Edinburgh49, included in the 40 unmissable shows by todolist.org.uk, and mentioned by the Scotsman in ‘There’s a Fringe show for that’.

Reviews:
Venue 40 (aka Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House):
‘Bloody Eastern Europeans: One of the unexpected treats at this year’s Fringe’
Read more here: http://www.venue40.org.uk/…/molodyi_t…/bloody_east_europeans

BBC Russian Service:
‘Именно британцев в последнее время среди зрителей стало больше. Вот, например, Саймон, пришедший на Bloody East Europeans в Эдинбурге с двумя дочерями: “Это спектакль заставляет задуматься о людях из Восточной Европы, о том, как ты на них реагируешь. И этот спектакль добавляет теплоты в отношении к ним”. Почему Саймон решил прийти именно на этот спектакль? Говорит, что чувствует связь с регионом: уборщица в его доме – из Восточной Европы.’
Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/…/2015/08/150827_fringe_edinburgh_rus_ukr

Audience reviews:
‘A riot of song, dance and black humour’
‘Witty, exuberant and revealing, … infectious enthusiasm… bloody good fun!’
‘A perceptive commentary on a topical subject.’
‘So true, so funny, and so sad.’
‘Great acting and music… Can’t wait to see it again.’
‘You’ll be talking about it with your mates for ages after!’
‘An amazing story which shows the reality of many people’s life.’
Read more here:
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bloody-east-europeans
Thank you once again for your support!
Дякуємо! Dziękujemy! Благодаря! Спасибо! Multumesc! Köszönöm! !אַ דאַנק! Paldies! Ačiū! Дзякуй ! Děkuji! Hvala! Ďakujem!

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Edinburgh Fringe Venue 40 Review: ‘Bloody Eastern Europeans: One of the unexpected treats at this year’s Fringe’

http://www.venue40.org.uk/programme/2015/molodyi_teatr/bloody_east_europeans

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Audience Reviews

‘A riot of song, dance and black humour’

‘Witty, exuberant and revealing, … infectious enthusiasm… bloody good fun!’

‘A perceptive commentary on a topical subject.’

‘So true, so funny, and so sad.’

‘Great acting and music… Can’t wait to see it again.’

‘You’ll be talking about it with your mates for ages after!’

‘An amazing story which shows the reality of many people’s life.’

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bloody-east-europeans

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Molodyi Teatr’s pre-Fringe performance of ‘Bloody East Europeans’ will take place at Teatro Technis (26 Crowndale Road London NW1 1TT) on 15 August 2015 at 7pm.

To reserve your seat e-mail: molodyiteatr@gmail.com. (Tickets cost £5. Please pay at the door when you arrive). For more info, see http://www.ukrainianlondon.co.uk/event/bloody-east-europeans-london-show/ or visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/608292369313395/

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Molodyi Teatr would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated to our Edinburgh Fringe kickstarter appeal – we reached our target! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, ДЯКУЄМО ЗА ПІДТРИМКУ!!!

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You can now buy tickets for Molodyi Teatr’s Bloody East Europeans on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival website!

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bloody-east-europeans

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Great article on Molodyi Teatr in Migrant Voice by Dmitri Macmillen.

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Polovyna Maidanu. Half of the Maidan.

Molodyi Teatr performed a piece of verbatim theatre based on interview testimonies of women who all contributed to the Maidan protests in their own way. Special thanks to those women who shared their stories!

Molodyi Teatr performing a piece of verbatim theatre based on interview testimonies of women who participated in the Maidan protests in Ukraine in 2014.

Molodyi Teatr performing a piece of verbatim theatre based on interview testimonies of women who participated in the Maidan protests in Ukraine in 2014.

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