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CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR ( It's Not All Shrovetide for the Cat)
Alexander Ostrovsky

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Nearest shows: 28.10, 10.11

The audience still remembers the previous production of «It's Not All Shrovetide for the Cat» with brilliant and unforgettable Vitaly Solomin. This play is considered to be one of the wittiest and finest of Ostrovsky’s works. The new production was staged by director Vitaly Ivanov and features music written by composer Maxim Dunaevsky. The actors of Maly Theatre will tell you quite a memorable and instructive story about the wealthy merchant Ermil Zotych Akhov and his steward Ippolit, who aspire to the hand of a modest, but at the same time determined girl Agnia. The sketches of the XIX century Moscow life are still relevant nowadays.

The performance is accompanied by Russian folk songs performed by Galina Guseva, guitar - Honored Cultural Worker of Russia Mikhail Ivanov and award winner of international competitions Roman Chikaidze.



Performance Director- Vladimir Ivanov

Scenography – Alexander Glazunov

Composer - Maksim Dunayevsky

Costume Designer – Alexei Trefilov

Lighting Designer – Damir Ismagilov

Choreographer – Anton Leschinskiy


Premiere – March 15th, 2016

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes


A comedy in 2 acts
Scenes from Moscow life
The performance runs with one intermission

Roles and actors:

Ermil Zotych Akhov, a rich merchant Honored Artist of Russia Viktor Nizovoy

Ippolit, Akhov’s steward Vladimir Tyaptushkin

Daria Fedoseevna Kruglova, the merchant’s widow Irina Zheryakova Lyubov Eshchenko

Agnia , Kruglova’s daughter Daria Mingazetdinova

Malania , Kruglova’s cook Nataliya Boronina Honored Artist of Russia Larisa Kichanova

Feona , Akhov’s housekeeper and distant relative Honored Artist of Russia Zinaida Andreeva

Townspeople Andrey Sergeev Evgeniy Sorokin Владимир Алексеев Aksiniya Pustylnikova Karina Sakhanenko Alexandra Ivanova Mariya Dunaevskaya