In a surrealistic stroke, a brilliant medical professor transforms a stray dog into a monstrous man who rebelliously turns against his creator…

Written in 1925, by Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov’s satirical masterpiece was banned in Russia for 60 years for its controversial portrayal of the social clash between the classes and generations. The story, featuring a stray dog named Sharik who takes on human form as a narcissistic incarnation of the New Soviet Man is traditionally interpreted as an allegory of the Communist revolution. Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, London-based Russian company Xameleon Theatre presents an interactive, original take on a tale still surprisingly relevant in today’s divided world.

Performed in Russian with English subtitles.

Thursday 5th October – 7:30 pm

Friday 6th October – 7:30 pm

Saturday 7th October – 3 pm and 7:30 pm



  • Date: 05 October 2017 - 07 October 2017
  • Pleasance Theatre Pleasance Theatre Islington, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF
  • Time: As Listed
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