For their 21st Anniversary, National Theatre Connections is working with 500 youth theatres and schools to stage 12 fantastic plays, picked from the 150 plus they have commissioned for young people since 1995, and transfer their production to one of Connections 40 Partner Theatres across the UK.

Performed by students of Samuel Whitbread Academy.

A musical based on Vladimir Mayakovsky’s 1929 satire on the distrust of authority and the threat of the independent voice to the socialist system during a time of growing disillusion with the Soviet Union.

Ivan Varlet is making a class change. As he prepares to marry his bourgeois bride, the former mechanic casts off his socialist acquaintances and re-invents himself as ‘Ivor Violet’. Before he can embark on his new life, however, a fire at the wedding kills all the guests, and sees Ivan trapped in the ice cellar, frozen into a state of cryogenesis. Fifty years later, after the creation of a global socialist state following a world war, Ivan is unfrozen into an unrecognisable Russia.

Date: Thursday 28 April 2016
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Quarry Theatre
Cost: £6 (£5 concessions)

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Running Time: 75mins (no interval)
Age Suitability: 13yrs +

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