St Petersburg. Winter. 1916. A group of like-minded individuals gather with a plate of pink poisoned cupcakes and a shared aim: to rid the world of one of history’s most despised characters – the mad monk Rasputin. There’s just one problem: Rasputin claims to be a messenger of God. Will Felix, Dimitri, Vlad and Minya do away with their wily nemesis once and for all… or will they all die trying?
This brilliant new work from the pen of Kate Mulvany is wildly imaginative, outrageous and side-splitting.
The Rasputin Affair was developed with the support of Playwriting Australia at the National Script Workshop 2016.
PLAYWRIGHT: KATE MULVANY
DIRECTOR: JOHN SHEEDY
CAST: TOM BUDGE, JOHN GADEN, HAMISH MICHAEL, ZINDZI OKENYO & SEAN O’SHEA
DESIGNER: ALICIA CLEMENTS
LIGHTING DESIGNER: MATTHEW MARSHALL
SOUND DESIGNER: NEIL MCLEAN
WARDROBE COORDINATOR: ALANA CANCERI
STAGE MANAGER: STEPHANIE LINDWALL
PRODUCTION PHOTOS: PRUDENCE UPTON
"...another theatrical coup for Kate Mulvany … and for the Ensemble." Stage Whispers
"...a hilarious, larger than life romp." Sydney Arts Guide
"Gorgeously written...tremendously funny and intelligent comedy." Daily Review
"Smart, funny and fast paced farce." Limelight
"Ensemble Theatre‘s show was sensational... all the actors gave gut-wrenching performances...The Rasputin Affair ... reminded everyone that theatre is supposed to be fun." The Plus Ones
"The ultimate farce...Stop laughing – this is serious!" Canberra Critics Cirlce
"The new era at the Ensemble Theatre is providing some curious and edgy offerings...The Rasputin Affair is definitely worth the visit to Kirribilli." Sydney Chic
"...beguiled by the performances and the sheer verve of the ideas, text and actors. Recommended." Stage Noise
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