Wednesday 20 June 2018 to Sunday 24 June 2018

We are proud to support the Canadian debut of Burning Doors at Luminato Festival!

Named one of the 10 best theatre works of 2017 by The New York Times, Burning Doors is an explosive demonstration of the power of artistic resistance, with special guest Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina.

Belarus Free Theatre — one of the leading refugee-led theatre companies in the United Kingdom and the only theatre in Europe currently banned by its own government on political grounds — combines forces with Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina to disclose stories of persecuted artists who will not be silenced. Drawn from the lives of Alyokhina, Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky, and incarcerated Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, Burning Doors uses Belarus Free Theatre’s own experience of political oppression and supports their campaign for artistic freedom and human rights across the globe. The Canadian debut of this blazing, taboo-busting production, named one of the 10 best theatre pieces of 2017 by The New York Times, will spark conversations long after the show ends and remind us just how precious freedom is.

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Burning Doors was created in partnership with ArtReach as part of Journey Festival International 2016; co-commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne, and developed at Falmouth University’s Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA). Burning Doors is generously supported by Arts Council England.