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★★★★ Susannah Clapp

"Both hugger-mugger and delicate, Nina Raine's production amplifies her brother's  exceptional talent."

 

★★★★ Dominic Cavendeish

"Funny, touching ... remarkable."

 

★★★★ Paul Taylor

"There's a terrific, bickering, bustling energy energy and drop-dead humour."

 

★★★★ Georgina Brown

"The keenly observed, quirky, funny writing is brought to vivid life by a superb cast... compelling."

 

★★★★ Henry Hitchins

"A superb cast ... quirkily charming."

 

 

 

★★★★  Matt Trueman , Critic's Choice

"An eloquent, heartfelt production [with] too many gorgeous performances to list."

 

 

★★★★ Aleks Sierz

"Excellent ... a fine mix of tenderness and emotional truth ... a great start to the new writing year."

 

 

★★★★★ Ludovica Uggeri

"Donkey Heart is a brilliant comedy, full of laughs, but with a strong meaning. Don't miss it.."

 

 

★★★★ Michael Coveney
"A constant buzz of energy ... fascinating."

 

 

NTVRU Report on Donkey Heart (in Russian)

 

 

 

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EXEUNT MAGAZINE: ★★★★

"An elegantly gliding evocation of a short-lived era... sumptuous."

 

 

THE MOSCOW TIMES 

Article on the production in the Moscow Times, and interview with Belka's executive director and producer, Oliver King.

 

 

THE PUBLIC REVIEWS: ★★★★

"A vibrant and highly unusual work of theatre, imaginatively conceived and well performed."

 

 

THE CAMDEN REVIEW

"Stunning... a near-perfect theatre experience"

 

REVIEWSGATE - REVIEW 

"A dream, treat, and delight - a powerful picture of love and loss, played with energy and precision by a uniformly fine ensemble."

 

THE UPCOMING: ★★★★

"Perfection - leaves the audience enchanted... This production provides all-round entertainment"

 


PLAYS TO SEE: ★★★★

"Spectacular... a play that charms through its sensuousness and which thrives on its fleshiness and does not condemn but speaks from experience about the twists of pain that desire is subject to."

 

 

EVERYTHING THEATRE: ★★★★

"Multi-talented actors, great character vignettes, and a story that intrigues throughout..."

 

 

REVIEW IN THE KOMPASS

"Peversion, heartbreak and clouds of smoke... Belka's work is never less than interesting."

 

LONDON THEATRE: ★★★★

"A thoroughly original and fascinating piece"

 

THINK RUSSIA

Article on the production and interviews with producer Oliver King, director Simon Eves & actor Peter Clements.

 



 

RUSSIA BEYOND THE HEADLINES: An article on Russian Drama in London and the work of Belka Productions.

 

 

RUSSKY LONDON: On Andrei Konchalovsky's talk at Pushkin House, presented by Belka Productions.

 

THE KOMPASS: Exporting Russia's Theatrical Tradition: an interview with Belka's executive director, Oliver King.


For reviews and press for Sunstroke click on the links below:

TV 100: NEWS FEATURE ON SUNSTROKE:

News report on Sunstroke for Russian TV station, TV 100. Please note the report is in Russian.

 

FROM CHANEL TO CHEKHOV:

Russian model Katia Elizarova makes stage debut in Sunstroke: 3rd September 2013

 

REVIEW IN THE UPCOMING: ★★★★

"Oleg Mirochnikov's wistful direction guides the lovers behind shadows and screens yet exposes their fragile, perilous flirtations through Masumi Saito's intermediary dance movements."

 

Katia Elizarova & Acting Classes: Katia on rehearsals and acting tips.

 

Interview with  Oleg Mirochnikov: The director of Sunstroke talks about the production, and the reasons he chose these two stories for the stage...

 

 

REVIEW IN 'A YOUNGER THEATRE':

Born out of this fusion of physical, vocal and aesthetic representations of love is a frustrating and unnerving focus on the loss of love... that leaves a poignant and lasting impression."

 

REVIEW IN 'RUSSIAN ART & CULTURE':

"Thought-provoking, mournful and altogether enchanting, Sunstroke is an imaginative combination of two of Russia's greatest writers. It leaves you either with a sense of relief, or regret, at your own relationships and encounters with love."

 

REVIEW IN 'THE LADY'

"An intriguing, inventive and intertwined performance... fascinating"


"The sensitive direction and music, and the finely tuned cast, all blend into creating magical moments." -Blanche Marvin

 


  "It breaks your heart - a memorable portrait of joy, pain and regret" - Critics Choice


 

"Oliver King is excellent as Victor, and Emily Tucker is skittishly alluring... their ruin is captivating"

 

"Charming - an outpouring of frustrations, hopes and romantic memories that is quite stunning"

 

"Emily Tucker and Oliver King give strong performances. Tucker's airy, flitty charm is a nice balance to King's heavier demeanour and furrowed brow which at times betrays an irresistible vulnerability."

 

"Director Oleg Mirochnikov succeeds in sweeping us away on this tide of history and romantic love which still has much to tell us about human nature."

 

"A splendid romance... This production begs the questions: why has it taken so long to arrive in Britain"

 

"One of the most enticing stage performances in London"

 

 

 

 

 

"A Warsaw Melody is beautiful for its simplicity and for painting love in real terms: it is hard to come by and even harder to hold on to" - Gliterazi Magazine


"A significant showing for the company" - Blanche Marvin


"Drenched in Chopinesque romanticism." - Michael Billington , The Guardian


"Oleg Mirochnikov's production is elegant... Belka Productions will be ones to watch for the future" A Younger Theatre