A rich and poetic play set during the Russian Civil War, by the author of The Master and Margarita.
Mikhail Bulgakov’s satirical play creates a grotesque, tragicomic world in which men and women are entirely at the mercy of chance. Flight is played out in eight ‘dreams’ that take us from the frozen landscape of the Crimea on a journey through the twilight of an epoch heading for extinction.
Written in 1927, Flight was not staged until 1957, seventeen years after Bulgakov’s death.
This free adaptation by Ron Hutchinson was first staged at the National Theatre, London, in February 1998.
‘One of the most powerful evocations of civil war written this century’
— Evening Standard