Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Feb 23 - Mar 11


Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic production of

THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK

By Daniel Jamieson
Directed by Emma Rice
Winner of the Carol Tambor ‘Best of Edinburgh’ Award 2017


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Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella Chagall are immortalized as having one of the most romantic marriages of the 20th Century. The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces the young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution and each other. Following the artistic heights of Brief Encounter and 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Kneehigh and director Emma Rice return to The Wallis with a production that combines the visuals of Chagall’s paintings with the music and dance of the Russian Jewish tradition.

Post-Show Talkback: Thursday, March 8th after the show 

Open Captioned Performance: Sunday, March 11th at 2:30pm

"Enchanting ...a surefire heartstring-tugger." - Los Angeles Times

"The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk will dazzle and amaze audiences with its mystical, musical and modern dance filled presentation of love." - Broadway World

“It’s absolutely not to be missed!” – KCRW

"WOW! Magical ... The exquisite Flying Lovers of Vitebsk gives both Chagalls the attention and acclaim they are due." - Stage Scene L.A.

“Entertaining, tender, funny, and heartbreaking, Flying Loversdazzles ... A must see!" - L.A. Blade Magazine

“A theatrical gift … brilliant aptly describes this dazzling production.” – LA West Media

This presentation is made possible in part by the generous support of Camille and Arnon Adar.

Venue: BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER

Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission

Credits And Artist Information

Read the program notes here.
Read an interview with director Emma Rice here.
Photo Credit: Steve Tanner.