Donkey Heart at the Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington

The world premiere of Donkey Heart will run at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Angel, north London from 6 May to 31 May 2014.

Written by Moses Raine ('Shrieks of Laughter') and directed by Nina Raine, this new drama is set in modern day Moscow. The cast features: Pierre Atri (Kolya) Emily Bruni (Natalia), Lisa Diveney (Sasha), Patrick Godfrey (Alexander), Georgia Henshaw (Clara), Alex Large (Tom), Albie Marber (Kolya), James Musgrave (Petya), Wendy Nottingham (Zhenya), and Paul Wyett (Ivan).

"One family, three generations, the same hangover. Life after communism is utterly different and yet somehow eerily familiar. Petya’s dodging the draft, Sasha’s jumping with every ring of the bell, Ivan’s brought a mysterious stranger home, and now their guest Thomas is asking questions. Who do you trust? The state may not be spying on you, but can you say the same for your nearest and dearest?"

Nina Raine returns to the Old Red Lion Theatre following her 2006 play ‘Rabbit’, which transferred to the West End and New York, winning the Evening Standard Award. Recent directing credits include ‘Longing’ at the Hampstead Theatre and ‘Jumpy’ at the Royal Court and Duke of York’s Theatre.

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