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Memoirs of a Dead Man
A devised piece based on the life and works
of Mikhail Bulgakov.
Scripted by Owen Powell with Phillip Breen,
with additional material by the cast and director
 

C venue, Edinburgh Festival Fringe,
2 27 August 2000 


 
Cast List

Devised and played by 
Clare Dwyer Hogg, Tamsin Hewett, Edward Jaspers, Eugene O'Hare, 
Alice Patten, Owen Powell and Kevin Trainor

Directed by Phillip Breen
Company Manager / Marketing Rachel Flowerday
Producer Pete Le May
Make-up / Costume Prav Menon-Johansson
Technical Director Jon Pendergast
Assistant Company Manager / Welfare Jonti Small



Selected Review Highlights


Three Weeks
by Helen Freshwater

This show is haunted by the ghosts of performances lost, silenced and stifled before they reached the stage, and populated by spectral characters drifting through a writer's unrealised dreams. Based on the life of Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian playwright and novelist working in the shadow of the Stalinist purgesm it weaves its charming tale around a group of Moscow writers and artists. Music intertwines and illuminates powerful performances from a talented ensemble.

Consistently playful, yet darkened with the bitter frustration produced by the tight, choking reins of censorship, this performance is surely a fitting tribute to Bulgakov's work.

The Scotsman
by Bonnie Lee

A devised script with kaleidoscopic, phantasmagoric ensemble scenes... The cast undoubtedly have a flair for and control of ensemble playing.

Radio Forth
A compelling account of creativity crushed under the wheels of a dictatorship.

 


    



Owen Powell. Photo: Pete Le May
Owen Powell. Photo Pete Le May
 

Owen Powell, Alice Patten. Photo: Pete Le May
Owen Powell, Alice Patten. Photo Pete Le May
 

Clare Dwyer Hogg, Kevin Trainor. Photo: Pete Le May
Clare Dwyer Hogg, Kevin Trainor. Photo Pete Le May

Eugene O'Hare. Photo: Pete Le May
Eugene O'Hare. Photo Pete Le May
 
Phillip Breen. Photo: Pete Le May
Phillip Breen. Photo Pete Le May

Phillip Breen. Photo: Pete Le May
Phillip Breen. Photo Pete Le May

Owen Powell. Photo: Pete Le May
Owen Powell. Photo Pete Le May
 
Eugene O'Hare, Kevin Trainor. Photo: Pete Le May
Eugene O'Hare, Kevin Trainor. Photo Pete Le May
 
Clare Dwyer Hogg. Photo: Pete Le May
Clare Dwyer Hogg. Photo Pete Le May

Clare Dwyer Hogg, Tamsin Hewett, Eugene O'Hare. Photo: Pete Le May
Clare Dwyer Hogg, Tamsin Hewett, Eugene O'Hare. Photo Pete Le May
 



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