Stray Dogs

Park Theatre, London.


Ticket Type Cost (face value) ? Quantity
Unreserved Seat - Standard £21.60 (£18.00)
Park Theatre

More information about Stray Dogs tickets

Running Time: 1 hours 45 minutes

  • Booking Period: 13 November - 7 December 2019

    Age Recommendation: 12+

    Access Performances:

    • Captioned - Thursday 21 November 2019 at 7.45pm

    Dead Letter Perfect in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of

    Stray Dogs

    By Olivia Olsen

    Directed by Robin Herford
    Russia. 1940. A land gripped by fear; where language is a weapon - where poetry is power.
    Anna Akhmatova, the most celebrated poet of her generation, has lost her first husband to the purges and her son to state prison, where he awaits execution. Now, Stalin, the tyrant responsible for the murder of everyone close to her, wants a favour...
    Plunged so far into obscurity she is believed to be dead, Anna is offered a renewal of life when the Russian/British philosopher Isaiah Berlin risks the hazards behind the iron curtain to find her. But in a world where poetry is a force that can control and move masses for good or ill, which side of the curtain will her loyalty lead her? How far will she go to save a life? How far will she go to save herself?
    Based on true events, Stray Dogs depicts the story of one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th century, as she must choose between her duty to her son, her country, her art and herself. This urgent and relevant play explores the nature of tyranny and how it affects both the political landscape of the past and the present.