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Mandate, The  

Mandate, The $21.81 ex GST
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A chillingly grotesque farce set in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, banned for decades in the USSR and revived in this uproarious new version by Declan Donnellan at the National Theatre in 2004.

Moscow 1924, the early days of the Soviet Union. Communism is everywhere — little understood but greatly feared. A landlord must pretend to be a Communist. His cook is mistaken for the missing princess Anastasia, and his lodger isthreatening them with the militia...

'Declan Donnellan’s lively translation brings to life an unsettling transitional world, which combines Jazz Age flappers and farcical antics with an ominous threat offstage. An illuminating take on how we all might behave in dangerous, chaotic times.' Time Out

Cast : 10M, 6F (doubling required)

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-825-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


DECLAN DONNELLAN was the first Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Academy and is best known for his work with  Cheek by Jowl—the company he founded with his partner Nick Ormerod—including  As You Like It and Homebody/Kabul by Tony Kushner. As Associate Director of the National Theatre his productions included FuenteovejunaSweeney Todd and  Angels in America. His published plays include a version of Nikolai Erdman's  The Mandate and an adaptation of Charles Dickens's  Great Expectations.

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