Illusions (Spring Tour)

By Ivan Viripaev / Directed by Ramin Gray

Love and death, loyalty and betrayal, truth & fiction, hope & despair, this beguiling new comedy takes us through a hall of mirrors.

Russia’s foremost contemporary playwright and screenwriter, Ivan Viripaev, has won several major awards for his work including the prestigious Golden Mask and the Presidential Council Prize for Literature in Russia and awards at the Venice, Warsaw and Sochi Film Festivals.

Ramin Gray directs Ivan Viripaev’s English language debut, in a translation by Cazimir Liske.


★★★★ “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



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