The Flying Lovers of VitebskWatch On Demand
WATCH ON DEMAND
The show will be available from 7.30pm on Fri 11 Dec and tickets can be bought any time until 11.30pm on Fri 18 Dec. This ticket allows you to rent the show for three days—starting from the moment you first click play to watch.
Please note that this is not included in the Season Pass of Bristol Old Vic At Home Season Two and is a separate purchase.
Perhaps you’ve seen them floating over a Russian village? Or perhaps you’ve seen her toppling forward, arms full of wildflowers, as he arches above her head and steals an airborne kiss.
Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella Chagall are immortalised as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life, they walked through some of the most devastating times in history.
Daniel Jamieson’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces this young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other.
Emma Rice’s sumptuous production is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall’s paintings and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by Russian Jewish traditions.
★ ★ ★ ★
A heart-lifting, heart-piercing delight
It is gorgeous. And it will make you ache to see theater live.
Photography: Steve Tanner