An award-winning adaptation of Dostoevsky’s little-known masterpiece by ‘Russian Nights’ Theatre of St.Petersburg (Best Performance Award, St.Petersburg Theatre Critics Award for Detailed Research into Spiritual Life of Man, Grand Prix of Third St.Petersburg Independent Theatre Festival) Netochka tells the story of her childhood in which her extraordinary stepfather – a drinker, dreamer and gifted violinist – transformed yet exploited her and destroyed her mother in his descent into insanity. “This is a simply stunning performance in every way. …An acting masterclass.” BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE “Filatova gives a luminously radiant performance as the abandoned girl, against a background of light and music co-ordinated with great style by director Alexander Markov.” SCOTSMAN “Filatova has an obvious talent as an actress… she is totally absorbed in the role and convinces. There is something engrossing about her…she has the ability to draw the audience in and allow them to accompany her on her journey.” THE STAGE Alexander Markov’s direction, coupled with Vera Filatova’s mesmerising sharp performance delivered a wonderfully gentle portrait of one young girl’s desires. Not to be missed.” ISLINGTON GAZETTE “A stunning Vera Filatova plays Netochka, who recounts the story of her destitute childhood under the spell of her eccentric and unworldly stepfather. A one-woman show is always a stern examination but Vera’s masterful performance reveals a vulnerable nine-year-old and all her childhood foibles – almost imploring the audience to reach out and save her.” NEW CAMDEN JOURNAL
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