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In celebration of the centenary of the Russian Revolution, we are reviving the atmosphere of 1917 Russia, in a new version of Mystery-Bouffe by Vladimir Mayakovsky. This immersive, site-specific production pays homage to the original production, directed by Vsevolod Meyerhold and designed by Kazimir Malevich.

The aesthetics of the production create a journey across the entire 20th century and the crème de la crème of the Russian avant-garde, which has in turn influenced the art world on a global scale.


Exploring Russian supremacism and surrealism, the physical journey of the production will take place across all the floors of the historical building of Waterstones Piccadilly. The audience will be guided through the space by the group of the revolutionary proletarians, who will introduce them to all layers of the story and bring them through to a Promised Land.

Age guidance: 14+

Running time: 60 minutes, no interval

Audience warnings: This is a promenade production, which will require for audiences to stand for the full duration of the production


Konstantin Kamenskiy

Konstantin has graduated as MA Advanced Theatre Practice from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and is now working as an Artistic Director os 274 Theatre Company, a theatre practitioner, video designer and a guest lecturer in Russian Theatre at Goldsmith University of London


Rosy Carrick

Rosy Carrick is a writer, performer, , actor and academic based in Brighton. She gives talks, lectures and performances of her own work at events, conferences and festivals around the world, and develops collaborative projects with other creative artists around the UK. In 2016 Rosy completed a PhD on the Russian revolutionary poet Vladimir Mayakovsky at Sussex University


Translator and Tex Adaptator

Natalia Fedorova

Natalia Fedorova teaches pure movement in the Rose Bruford College, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts AND the Stanislavsky Summer School (Cambridge, MA). She has worked as a movement director in variety of theatRES in Russia, Lithuania and the USA 

Movement Director

Irina Gluzman

Irina Gluzman graduated from the MA in Scenography and Costume Design course of Tel Aviv University. Since 2003, Irina has been working internationally as a set designer, costume designer and puppet maker. Her production credits include Winter in Kalandia (directed by Nola Chilton) - awarded with Shternfeld Design Prise for best puppetry, and representing Israel at the International Set Design Quadrennial in Prague. 

Production Designer

Nadezhda Zhelyazkova

With a BA (Hons) Visual Arts degree from the University of Salford and MA in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy from Goldsmith University, Nadezhda has an extensive background as a practitioner in the visual arts, but her heart always lay with theatre and she finds working on theatrical productions to be the perfect combination of creativity and skills.


Chrysanthi Avloniti

Chrysanthi trained at the Greek National Theatre Drama School and graduated with a BA in acting in 2005. 
She performed for the National Theatre of Greece, the Epidaurus Festival and toured across the globe. Along with her professional partnerships as an actress, she was the director of the student’s cultural society of the National University of Athens and formed Monamas Theatre Company in London. 

Associate Director

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Special thanks to the students of MA (MfA) Advanced Theatre Practice of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama for their impact in the creative treatment of the space



Photos by Nataila Kolosova

Waterstones book store, 203-206 Piccadilly Street, W1J 9HD  

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