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Staging a Revolution

created by Belarus Free Theatre

2 - 14 November 2015 

Performed at secret locations
and at the Young Vic


Monday - Sunday at secret locations: 6.20pm (6pm for 4.48 Psychosis)
Monday - Saturday at the Young Vic: 7pm 

Latecomers will not be able to get to the secret venue, so make sure you're on time! 


Tickets: £10, £19.50, £25

A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.


At secret locations:
Seating is unreserved 

At the Young Vic:

Click here to find out more about the Young Vic's seating policy, and about what to expect when you arrive at the Young Vic. Seating in the Maria is unreserved.

Food & drink

At secret locations:
Tickets include one free drink (beer, wine or soft drink) and Belarusian cuisine during the interval.

At the Young Vic:
The Cut is one of London's most popular bars and restaurants. Specials from free-range and organic ingredients evolve with the season at the Young Vic.

Visit The Cut Bar's website.

Show information

Every performance and discussion will be live streamed online for free at belarusfreetheatre.com/livestream

“A furious intensity rarely seen on these shores”
Daily Telegraph

"There is no denying that the company has a visceral power, a thrilling necessity-born inventiveness and an urgent topicality that is rare in theater today"
New York Times 

The astounding Belarus Free Theatre celebrate their 10th anniversary with an epic festival featuring 10 landmark productions. 

BFT are banned in their own country. Their audiences in Minsk receive a text just hours before the show telling them to meet at a secret location. They bring their passports in case of KGB raids and arrest.

Now you can experience what it’s like to be a part of the bravest audience in the world. Join us at a different secret venue each night for an award-winning show. After each performance there will be a discussion with leading political thinkers and activists over Belarusian food & drinks. 

One week later, BFT return to their London home the Young Vic with their acclaimed productions of King Lear, Being Harold Pinter and the UK premiere of Time of Women.

For more information on each night's events, please visit the Ministry of Counterculture.

Image by Ai Weiwei


Monday 2 November
4.48 Psychosis  

Tuesday 3 November
Price of Money

Wednesday 4 November
Minsk, 2011: A reply to Kathy Acker

Thursday 5 November
Generation Jeans 

Friday 6 November
Discover Love 

Saturday 7 November
Zone of Silence

Sunday 8 November
Trash Cuisine



Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 November
Time of Women

Wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 November
King Lear 

Friday 13 & Saturday 14 November
Being Harold Pinter


Every performance and discussion will be live streamed online for free at belarusfreetheatre.com/livestream

In the press

Michael Sheen: the freedom and terror of learning to act - The Guardian 

Banned in Belarus, but the Shows Go On - The New York Times on BFT

BFT co-founder Natalia Kaliada on being ‘harassed by the dictatorship’ - The Independent

Belarus Free Theatre launch political arts website - The Stage

"The audience in Belarus is the bravest in the world" BFT co-founder Natalia Kaliada talks to the Guardian about Staging a Revolution and stage life under authoritarian rule.


Maryia Sazonava 
Yana Rusakevich 
Kiryl Kanstantsinau 
Pavel Haradnitski 
Yuliya Shauchuk 
Andrei Urazau 
Maryna Yakubovich 
Victoria Biran 
Siarhei Kvachonak 
Aleh Sidorchyk 
Dzianis Tarasenka 
Nicolai Khalezin 
Sviatlana Yafimava
Elias Faingersh
Yuriy Dalivelya
Ignatius Sokol
Laur Biarzhanin (DJ Laurel)
Harriet Green
Stephanie Pan
Eleanor Westbrook
Franziska Haberlach
Esther Mugambi
Oliver Bennett
Philippe Spall  

4.48 Psychosis
by Sarah Kane
Direction Vladimir Shcherban

Price of Money
conceived and directed by Vladimir Shcherban
Devised by the Company

Minsk, 2011: A Reply to Kathy Acker
Concept, direction and adaptation by Vladimir Shcherban

Generation Jeans
Written, directed and performed by Nicolai Khalezin
Music DJ Laurel (Laur Biarzhanin)

Discover Love
written by Nicolai Khalezin with Natalia Kaliada
Direction Nicolai Khalezin
Music DJ Laurel (Laur Biarzhanin)
Choreography Olga Skvortsova 

Zone of Silence
Directed and adapted by Vladimir Shcherban
Dramaturgy Konstantin Steshik

Trash Cuisine
Direction Nicolai Khalezin
Written by Nicolai Khalezin and Natalia Kaliada
Additional Contributions by Stephanie Pan, Nastassia Shcherbak, Aleh Sidorchyk, Clive Stafford Smith and Philippe Spall
Time of Women
Direction Nicolai Khalezin
Written by Nicolai Khalezin and Natalia Kaliada

King Lear
by William Shakespeare
Direction Vladimir Shcherban
Dramaturgical adaptation Nicolai Khalezin

Being Harold Pinter
Adapted and directed by Vladimir Shcherban

Access performances

Audio described performances

Time of Women
10 Nov 7pm

King Lear
12 Nov 7pm  

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