After Dubrovka

A sound installation for theatres.

In 2002 something happened in a theatre in Moscow. It wasn’t a piece of theatre, at least not in the way we usually use the phrase, and it had an horrific outcome. There were people on a stage who shouldn’t have been there, and others who could do nothing but sit and watch, and it lasted for almost two and a half days.

After Dubrovka starts from a memory of this event, and from some of the questions it raises.

Conceived, written and recorded by
Neil Mackenzie
Mole Wetherell

System design and engineering by
Spencer Marsden

Technically directed by
Kevin Egan

Commissioned by the Nuffield Theatre Lancaster and supported by Arts Council England, Manchester Metropolitan University and Prema Arts Centre.

Presented at the Grand Theatre in Lancaster, the Dancehouse in Manchester and the Phoenix Arts Centre in Exeter.


Critical responses.

Two critical responses to this work have been published. The first by Karen Jürs Munby in a discussion of traumatic memory in performance in issue 5.2 of the journal Performance Paradigm, and the second by Elizabeth Tomlin in the IATC Webjournal Critical Stages.