“Who can beat the devil but God and all the angels?”
December 2011, Russia saw the largest series of demonstrations and protests since the collapse of the Soviet Union 22 years ago. More than 100,000 people took to the streets in temperatures as low as -20C to protest against widespread fraud and an increasingly authoritarian government. On March 4, Vladimir Putin was re-elected for his third term as President against a background of further corruption and repression.
Acclaimed theatre company Jericho is collaborating with the Bush Theatre to develop a piece responding to these crucial recent events. Writer and director Jonathan Holmes is working with designer Lucy Wilkinson and three performers to create the foundations for this thrilling new project. Witness the early stages of this production that will explore what is currently happening in Russia, as well as the historical roots of the crisis.
Helen trained at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
Previous work for Jericho House includes Into Thy Hands (Wilton’s Music Hall). Other theatre includes Betrayal (Chester Gateway), Acid Hearts (Finborough Arms), The Traveller (Leicester Haymarket / Almeida), Marya (Old Vic), The Country Wife (Mermaid), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Ambassadors, West End), East, A Clockwork Orange (Edinburgh Festival).
Television includes: Doctors, Midsomer Murders, Web of Belonging (C4 film), Holby City, A Touch of Frost, The Savages, Wycliffe (Series 1 to 5 and Christmas Special), The Paul Merton Show, Drop the Dead Donkey, Minder, Made in Heaven, Diana: Her True Story (NBC film), A Wreath of Roses (ITV film).
Film includes: The Affair of the Necklace.
Dolya trained in Moscow and London and was educated at the University of Cambridge.
Theatre for Jericho includes: Love Freed from Ignorance and Folly.
Other theatre includes: Damascus (Traverse Theatre Edinburgh Festival, Tricycle, New York and on tour); The Car Cemetery (Gate Theatre); Rock N Roll (Duke of Yorkʼs Theatre); Nirvana (Riverside Studios); Hippolytos (Thiasos Theatre Company); Troilus and Cressida;
Twelfth Night (Festival Budva Theatre City); Serious Money, Trojan Women, Electra (Cambridge Arts Theatre); Dark of the Moon (Lyric Studio).
Television includes: The Trip; Doctors; Eastenders; Spooks; Emmerdale; Andromache; Leonardo: The Secret Life of Mona Lisa, Uraditi Pravu Stvar; From East to West.
Film includes: In the Land of Blood and Honey (Angelina Jolie), The Trip (Michael Winterbottom), Wish 143 (Ian Barnes), Natasha (Ljubisa Samardzic).
Radio includes: The Mumbai Chuzzlwits; The Bid (BBC Radio 4); Massistonia (BBC Radio 3); Mervyn Stone, Big Productions; Utz (BBC Radio 4).
Dolya also writes, produces and has a PhD on the theatre of Meyerhold.
Sian is a performer, practitioner and voice artist based in London. Since graduating from the Advanced Theatre Practice MA at the Central School of Speech & Drama, she has worked on a diverse range of theatre performances. Notable projects include performing and collaborating with Julian Maynard Smith in Nowhere at the Roundhouse Studios, devising and performing the professor in Remedies for Loneliness at the New Diorama, and working as a core member of the theatre company Debunked in their social-media inspired performance, Who’s Cloud is it Anyway? Through working with SHUNT, The Market Estate Project, Proud Galleries and the British Council, Sian has enjoyed working with exciting practitioners, taking theatre into unexpected spaces. Most recently, she has performed in the surrealist piece, Reaching Out, as part of The Significant Other New Writing Festival, at the Camden People’s Theatre.