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Theatre adaptation of Eugene Onegin to receive UK premiere at Barbican

A scene from Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre's production of Eugene Onegin
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Moscow’s Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre is to perform the UK premiere of a theatre adaptation of Eugene Onegin at the Barbican next spring.

A 45-person ensemble of actors, dancers and musicians will appear in the show, which is based on the novel by Russian author Alexander Pushkin and is often performed as an opera.

Directed and adapted by Rimas Tuminas, who is artistic director of Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, the production will run from February 18 to 21, 2015.

Stage and set designs are by Adomas Yatsovskis, with a score composed by Faustas Latenas.  Choreography is by the company’s resident director and choreographer Angelica Kholina and costume design is by Maria Danilova.

Eugene Onegin is produced by Oksana Nemchuk and ArtsBridge, who also produced the Vakhtangov production of Uncle Vanya at the Noel Coward Theatre in London in 2012.