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A Company of Angels and Salisbury Playhouse co-production


by Torsten Buchsteiner, translated by David Tushingham

Salberg Studio

15 - 27 April 2013




The Nordost Company - Credit Richard Davenport


The Nordost Company - Credit Richard Davenport


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4 Star Rating ...compelling and thought provoking...

The Public Reviews


A story about the extremes we  will go to for the people we care most about.

An extraordinary and moving play about the 2002 Moscow theatre siege.

It’s 23 October 2002: Olga and her daughter are settling into their seats at the Dubrovka Theatre in Moscow. They’re about to watch Nordost – a family musical, a song-and-dance spectacular about the glories of Russian soldiers.

Across town, Zura, a young Chechan widow, sits in a van. Around her are other young widows who have loved and lost before their twentieth birthday.

Outside a hospital, Tamara, a doctor, is taking a break from ambulance duty when a call comes over the radio: Chechan militants have laid siege to the Dubrovka Theatre.

This extraordinary, multi award-winning play presents the experiences of three women willing to sacrifice their lives for the people they love. In this UK premiere three outstanding actresses combine with a ‘silent chorus’ of young people from Stage ’65, the Playhouse’s Youth Theatre.

This is a play about hate, but it is also a play about love.

Anne and Zef, Company of Angels’ last co-production with Salisbury Playhouse, was described as ‘utterly breathtaking… leaves a strikingly powerful impression’ (Salisbury Journal).

Click here for more information about Company of Angels

Booking Details

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Performance times

Monday - Saturday evenings at 7.45pm

Matinees on Thu 25 & Sat 27 April at 2.45pm

Running Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes without and interval

Ticket Prices

All seats £12 (under 25s £8)

Suitable for adults and young people age 14+

Tours and Talks


Wednesday 24 April

Following the performance students perform their own short response to the play.

Talk Out: Post Show Discussion

Tuesday 23 April

Theatre Day

Thursday 25 April, 11am, £8



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4 Star Rating ...compelling and thought provoking...

The Public Reviews

...Nia Davies, Emily Bowker and Ellie Turner are utterly mesmeric...

The Southern Daily Echo

if you only see one thing this month... Yes, it really is that good

British Theatre Guide

...harrowing and deeply thought-provoking...

The Southern Daily Echo

Cast & Creatives

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Director      Adam Barnard

Translator  David Tushingham

Designer   Nicolai Hart-Hansen


The Cast

Tamara         Emily Bowker

Olga              Nia Davies

Zura              Ellie Turner

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