Written in 1996, Tanya Tanya is probably one of the best known plays of the last decade in Russia. Famous Fomenko theatre in Moscow performed it to a great success and Olga Mukhina was praised for her unique style and called “new Chekhov”. The play is considered the starting point of New Drama movement in Russia. According to the critic and translator John Freedman, “This is the play that broke the vicious circle, that proved to large numbers of people with disparate backgrounds, styles and tastes, that a contemporary play could look, sound and feel good when performed on the stage”.
Sensitive, light, atmospheric and funny – Tanya Tanya was staged in countries across Europe and in the US, but never previously in the UK. Rehearsed reading of Tanya Tanya is directed by Dmitry Turchaninov, performed in English with Russian surtitles by Xameleon Theatre.