Illusions (Winter Tour)

Written by Ivan Viripaev / Directed by Ramin Gray

I lived through life to learn that love exists.
Love is a great power.
Love conquers death.
I love you

Love and death, loyalty and betrayal, truth and fiction: do we ever really know whether we are truly loved?  An exploration of the nature of true love from Russia’s foremost contemporary playwright, in his English language debut.


★★★★ “It's like a bedtime story gone awry. The threat is our inability to make sense of a shifting universe, to really know another human being and keep love constant.”

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

★★★★ “There’s no faulting Ramin Gray’s beautiful, eloquent staging.”

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

“Ramin Gray’s direction gives elegant shape and attention-fixing pace to the flow of words”.

Clare Brennan, The Observer