Maklena – The Undercroft, Peterborough
A timely and trenchant Ukrainian classic, re-imagined with puppetry, music and physical theatre.
MAKLENA will be performed at The Undercroft pop-up theatre in Serpentine Green shopping centre on Saturday 14th July.
For thirteen-year-old Maklena, the Soviet Union is the best fairy tale yet. Her family faces dire poverty in 1930s Poland and Maklena dreams of a better life across the border in the USSR. Communist propaganda and magical geese blur in her imagination, and she longs to join the revolutionaries.
Her landlord, Zbrozhek, has a different ambition: to buy the local factory and see his name in golden letters. But when the banks crash, the economic crisis threatens to crush both of these dreams. Maklena and Zbrozhek retreat further into their fantasies, pushing their communist and capitalist ideologies to the extreme.
Tickets and more information: www.nighttraintheatrecompany.com | @nighttraintc
This production is supported using public funding from Arts Council England