The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

Tue 10 - Sat 14 April 2018

Wed Green Matinee 2.30pm*
Sat Matinee: 2.30pm

Written by Daniel Jamieson
Directed by Emma Rice

Perhaps you’ve seen them floating over a Russian village?
Or perhaps you’ve seen her toppling forward, arms full of wild flowers,
as he arches above her head and steals a kiss.

Meet Marc and Bella Chagall! The flying lovers of Vitebsk! Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella are immortalised as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life they walked through some of the most devastating times in history.

Daniel Jamieson’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces this young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other. Emma Rice’s production is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall’s paintings, and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by Russian Jewish tradition.

Perhaps you’ve glimpsed her rising like a kite, anchored to the earth only by his triumphant hand?
They are holding on to hope, to history, and to each other.

Winner of the Carol Tambor, Best of Edinburgh Award 2017.


Event Info


A £27.50 B £24.50 C £22.50 D £19.50
Sat Matinee: £19.50
Wed Green Matinee: £18.50*
Concs: £2 off bands B-D
Student Standby: £5
Groups of 10+ get 11th ticket FREE
Members – multibuy discount available

*Support the environment and use public transport to attend this discounted midweek matinee.


10yrs+ contains references to war and some sexual references

Running Time

90mins (no interval) book now

Supplementary Event

Pre-Show Dining The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

Tue 10 - Sat 14 April 2018 read more book now