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Faithful Ruslan

Belgrade Theatre, Citizens Theatre Glasgow and KP Productions Ltd present

Faithful Ruslan - The Story of a Guard Dog

A play based on the cult novel by Georgi Vladimov. Translated by Michael Glenny, adapted for the stage and directed by Helena Kaut-Howson.

Saturday 2 to Saturday 16 September 2017

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: £12 & £14.50 Concessions: £9 to £12.50

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All Ruslan knew was that whatever those beloved eyes wanted to be done, was always done.

1953, Josef Stalin is dead, and the inhabitants of prison camps across Russia are liberated. Ruslan is a beautiful, proud dog, bred solely to serve as a guard in these camps, but when he’s abandoned in a world without the clear structure and organisation he’s always known, how can he possibly adjust?

Telling its story through the eyes of an innocent dog, this powerful new stage adaptation of Georgi Vladimov’s cult novel is like a modern Animal Farm, and is a gripping allegory for the disorientation of post-revolution Russia. It also relates to any situation where unquestioning loyalty to an idea or a cause threatens to plunge our world into chaos.

This stunning new drama, that marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution, will be directed by Helena Kaut-Howson whose adventurous, passionate and imaginative productions, including Uncle Vanya and Sons Without Fathers with the Belgrade, have led to her being named one of the top directors in the UK. Complicite co-founder and one of ‘contemporary theatre’s greatest clowns’ (The Guardian), Marcello Magni, joins the creative team as Movement Director.

Recommended for ages 14+

“Kaut-Howson’s production pulls you in … a bold lively adaptation”
The Times on Sons Without Fathers

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Pawel Dobrzycki - Building a Metaphor

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 23rd August 2017

In the latest in our series of videos with the creative team of Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog, we hear from Designer Pawel Dobrzycki who explains ... Read more

Vinta Morgan, Max Keeble and Mark Jax in Faithful Ruslan - Credit Nicola Young

Rehearsal shots of Faithful Ruslan

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 23rd August 2017

The cast of Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog arrived in Coventry this week and have been hard at work as they reach the final stages of the rehearsal... Read more

Faithful Ruslan - The Story of a Guard Dog trailer

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 14th August 2017

This September we will be presenting the world-premier of Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog on our B2 Stage to mark the centenary year of the Russian ... Read more

Directing Faithful Ruslan: Helena Kaut-Howson

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 22nd August 2017

Described as “one of the top directors in this country” (The Guardian), Helena Kaut-Howson is an internationally acclaimed theatre director who has adapted G... Read more

Staging A Revolution: Marcello Magni

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 16th August 2017

Marcello Magni is a pioneer of physical theatre. He was born in Bergamo, Italy and graduated from the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris in the 1980s where he studied ... Read more

Rehearsing Ruslan: Week Three

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 14th August 2017

We’re now into week 3 of rehearsals for our stunning new drama, Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog. This week, Assistant Director George Nichols shar... Read more

B2 10th Anniversary - Top 10 B2 Shows

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 14th August 2017

B2 is the Belgrade’s intimate and flexible theatre space, which was added to the original 1958 building during a £14million redevelopment in 2007, and seats a... Read more

Helena Kaut-Howson on Faithful Ruslan - The Story of a Guard Dog

Posted by anon on 5th June 2017

Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog will be our landmark production to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Belgrade’s B2 auditorium and mark the cen... Read more

Rehearsing Ruslan: Week Two

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 7th August 2017

As rehearsals continue for our thrilling Russian drama, Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog, Assistant Director George Nichols shares all the latest new... Read more

Casting Announced for Faithful Ruslan - A Story of a Guard Dog

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 3rd August 2017

We’re thrilled to reveal the full casting of Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog. The show will be our landmark production to celebrate the 10th anniv... Read more

Rehearsing Ruslan: Week One

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 31st July 2017

Last week, rehearsals began for our world premiere production of Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog, a new play adapted from the cult Russian novel by ... Read more

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