Date:Fri 19 & Sun 21 Jul
Price:£10 | £9 cons

By Fraser Grace
based on The River Potudan by Andrey Platonov
Directed by Paul Bourne
Original music composition Michaela Polakova

BLISS tells the tragi-comic tale of a young couple trying to build a life against the odds. The shattered world they live in, and their own shattered identities, are just some of the obstacles Nikita and Lyuba must overcome – in order to find that elusive thing called BLISS.

Based on a short story by Andrey Platonov – a writer cruelly suppressed under Stalin’s rule – this production comes fresh from Menagerie’s world premiere of the play at the Platonov Festival in Voronezh. The play received a stunning reception in Russia, and Menagerie are proud to invite you to this, the UK premiere, at HOTBED.

It’s good to see you’re alive. Good to know not all the ghosts in the street are enemies.

Fraser Grace is an award-winning playwright whose work has been commissioned by The RSC, BBC and now by the International Platonov Festival in Voronezh, Russia. His play Breakfast with Mugabe was produced by the RSC at Stratford and the West End, and in New York.

World Premier produced by Menagerie in Association with Voronezh International Arts Festival, Russia.



“...such a simple, dynamic and amazingly ‘Russian-style’ production - stunning”
Infovoronezh. Ru

Duration: 2 hours 40 mins inclucing interval

Age: 12+

Box office and bar open 1 hour before evnts tsrat time.

All prices shown include booking fees.