The traditional gathering of the Maly Theatre company shall take place on the 4th September.
Yuri Solomin, the Artistic Director of the Maly Theatre, People’s Artist of the USSR, and General Director Tamara Mikhailova shall conclude the previous season and tell us about the plans for the 259th season, as well as update the public on the reconstruction of the historic venue of the Maly Theatre. They will also congratulate the People’s Artist of Russia Boris Kluev and People’s Artist of Russia Grigoriy Gobernik, who both celebrated their 70th birthday this summer.The plans of the Maly Theatre for the season 2014-2015 are extensive. On the 4th of October the season will traditionally open with the comedy «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov. Before it starts work in Moscow, the theatre shall set off on a tour of different Russian cities. Our performances shall visit Chelyabinsk, Trehgorniy and Kursk. In October ou performances shall be shown in Tver, Tumen, and Ufa.In October the Maly Theatre shall present to the audience three premieres — «The Masquerade» (5 October at 18:00) by Yuri Lermontov, «Cinderella» by Eugene Shvarts (5 October at 12:00), «The Theatre of the Empress» by Eduard Radzinskiy (17 October at 19:00).On the 19th October the Maly Theatre, renewing the tradition of high-society gatherings and children’s celebrations, shall invite young princesses to a real ball, which shall take place after the performance of «Cinderella».In November the Maly Theatre shall open its second venue in the Cultural Centre of the Moscow Aviation Institute in the Sokol area.Also invited to take part at the company meeting are Alexander Kochenov, the director of the main contractor of the theatre’s reconstruction «Baltstroi» and Anatoliy Geraschinko, the Chancellor of the Moscow Aviation Institute. We shall also be showing a video on how our reconstruction is going.
On October 19th,Olga Pleshkova played Suzon in R. Thomas’ «Eight loving women» for the very first time.We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to her!
According to the materials of Russian mass media.
We are delighted to announce that a new issue of our journal, «Maly Theatre» has been released! As always, you can get it by attending one of our performances. This issue is dedicated to a production of «Vassa Zheleznova -The First Draught». In this edition you will find interviews with Lyudmila Titova, Olga Zhevakina, Stanislav Soshnikov and Alexey Konovalov, Anton Yakovlev’s recital of the upcoming premiere of «King Lear», anniversary interview with Vyacheslav Ezepovy and Vitaly Ivanov, Olga Abramova’s and Mikhail Fomenko’s reflections on their new roles, historical essay on the 260th anniversary of the Maly Theatre, and more.
On November 24th the production of«The Heirs of Rabourdin» by Émile Zola (Ordynka stage) will be CANCELLED!
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We would like to inform you about several additional performances in November and December 2016:
November 30th (Ordynka small stage) «Late Love», a comedy by Alexander Ostrovsky
December 26th (Ordynka stage, morning show) «The Snow Queen», a fairy tale for chidren by Evgeny Shvarts
December 26th (Ordynka stage, evening show) «Wolves and Sheep», a comedy by Alexander Ostrovsky
December 26th (Ordynka small stage) «Late Love», a comedy by Alexander Ostrovsky
December 28th (Ordynka small stage) «A Streetcar Named Desire», a play by Tennessee Williams.
Tickets are on sale now! Do not miss out on a great performance!
Last spring, in 2016, Maly Theatre got a new production and warehouse complex in Nagatino. There was a special video report about the opening not while ago. Today we would like to tell you about the current state of the complex, e.g. how set pieces are stored, how the new ones are being prepared, etc. Photograph: Dmitry Andreev.
On November 26th, Sergey Efremov first appeared as a young man, a subscription agent, in Tennessee Williams’s play «A Streetcar Named Desire». Congratulations to Sergey! We sincerely wish him further artistic achievements!
From November 24th to December 2nd Maxim Gorky Rostov Academic Drama Theatre hosted a unique project – the international theatre masterclasses for young European stage directors and set designers and Russian actors.
The workshops in Rostov-on-Don are a collaborative and jointly-financed project between the Union des Théâtres de l'Europe, The State Academic Maly Theatre of Moscow and The State Academic Gorky Drama Theatre that was carried out with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Russia. The event is organized in context of the CONFLICT ZONES network programme of the UTE with the support of the "Creative Europe" Programme of the European Union."
Masterclasses were led by stage director Alexandru Darie, who is also the general Manager at Bulandra Theatre, Bucharest (member of the Union des Théâtres de
l'Europe) and dramaturge Christine Hamon-Sirejols, who is also professor emeritus at the department of theatre studies at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle/Paris3. Christine gave a series of lectures dedicated to historical chronicles of W. Shakespeare, the analysis of the text of Shakespeare’s "Coriolanus", and gave a brilliant perspective on the history of productions of the tragedy.
Masterclasses were opened with a press conference (November 24th , 11:00) with the participation of Alexander Pudin, artistic director of Rostov Drama Theatre, stage director of Maly Theatre and the Honored artist of Russia, Vladimir Dragunov, and leaders of the masterclasses - Alexandru Darie and Christine Hamon-Sirejols.
Set designers and stage directors from Athens (National Theatre of Greece), Thessaloniki (National Theatre of Northern Greece), Portugal (Teatro Nacional São João) and Rome (Teatro di Roma), and also actors of Maly Theatre and Rostov academic drama theater of M. Gorky took part in the masterclasses which lasted 10 days. During this period four couples of young stage directors and set designers from Greece, Portugal and Italy with seven Russian actors (from Maly Theatre and Gorky's Theatre) worked on the production of Shakespeare’s tragedy "Coriolanus". Students of the Rostov college of arts also took part in the series of events – from attending lectures to participating in trainings and rehearsals with creative groups from Europe and were also involved in the final presentation.
The final presentation of "Coriolanus" took place on December 2nd at 22:00. The result of the collaboration is an excursion through the pages of Shakespeare’s tragedy. During the performance the audience is engaged in the interactive performance, they follow the protagonists’ path and try to understand, together with main characters the
reasoning behind human nature, the problems of moral choice, questions of war and peace, subjects which are quite vital nowadays.
Masterclasses in Rostov-on-Don are a unique project, a "dialogue of cultures" and their main objectives, apart from forwarding the creative exchange of actors, directors and set designers from Europe and Asia and strengthening social and artistic ties between continents, promoting European theatre culture in the regions of the Russian Federation and enriching the theatrical space of the world, is a search for mutual understanding and respect, overcoming contradictions and search for compromise.
On December 14th, Mary Mark made her debut as Charlotte in Maly Theatre’s stage adaptation of E. Zola’s «TheHeirs of Rabourdin».
Congratulations on a new role, Mary, and best of luck to you!
On December 19th, Maly Theatre has finally raised its curtain at the renovated main stage, for the first time in two years. According to tradition, it reopened with Alexander Griboyedov's play “Woe from Wit” staged by Sergei Zhenovach, the production which is on since 2000. The main role is played by the theatre's artistic director, People's Artist of the USSR, Yuri Solomin. The opening night was attended by the Minister of Culture of Russia, Vladimir Medinsky.
Maly Theatre’s main stage was closed for renovation in the spring of 2014. It was the first time in the building’s history that such extensive work had been done to repair the
building’s facade with new buildings for art exhibitions and storage rooms for stage scenery, decorations and costumes added. The work has been completed almost 2 years ahead of the plan.
The temporary separation is over and we are delighted to welcome the audience back to our house!
We would like inform you of Maly Theatre’s repertoire changes for January 2017:
January 8th (Ordynka small stage) there will be a production of «Re-Reading Chekhov», based on Anton Chekhov's stories, beginning at 18:30.
January 28th (Main Stage) there will be a production of «Truth is Good, but Happiness is Better», a comedy by Alexander Ostrovsky, beginning at 18:00.
Tickets are on sale!
We inform you that starting from January 13th, the theatre’s box office, located on Tsvetnoy Boulevard, 3 is closed. Tickets may be purchased at the Box Offices located at Main Stage, Teatralniy Proezd,1 or alternatively at Ordynka stage, Bolshaya Ordynka, 69.
Box-office working hours:
Teatralniy Proezd,1 (Main Stage):
Daily from 10:00 to 20:00 (no lunch break)
Bolshaya Ordynka, 69 (Ordynka stage):
Daily from 10:00 to 20:00, closed between 15:00 and 16:00
We remind you that tickets for performances may be purchased online.