The Flying Lovers Of Vitebsk - ON DEMAND


Bristol Old Vic | Kneehigh | Wise Children



The Flying Lovers Of Vitebsk

On Demand Edition

Written by Daniel Jamieson & Directed by Emma Rice 

with Music from Ian Ross


“Deeply personal and deeply felt… A whirl of colour and surreal humour.”

The Guardian

About the event

After the heady success of the live broadcasts of Romantics Anonymous, Wise Children have teamed up with their friends at Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic to bring you Kneehigh's award-winning production of The Flying Lovers Of Vitebsk directed by Emma Rice. The show will be performed LIVE ON STAGE at Bristol Old Vic on 3, 4 and 5 December, and then made available to watch on-demand for one week following the live broadcasts.

Wise Children TV bring this visually stunning, intimate and emotional production directly into your home. The company isolated together in one large bubble, meaning that the show can be performed in its original form. With no social distancing, you can expect something as magical as one of Marc Chagall’s paintings, with singing, dancing and perhaps even a large blue fish!

About the show

Perhaps you’ve seen them floating over a Russian village? Or perhaps you’ve seen her toppling forward, arms full of wild flowers, as he arches above her head and steals an airborne kiss.

Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella Chagall are immortalised as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life they walked through some of the most devastating times in history.

Daniel Jamieson’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces this young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other.

Emma Rice’s sumptuous and physical production is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall’s paintings, and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by Russian Jewish traditions.

The show will be available from 7.30pm on Friday 11th December and tickets can be bought any time until 11.30pm on Friday the 18th  December. This ticket allows you to "rent" the show for 3 days - the three days start from the moment you first click play to watch .