LISTEN TO RAJIV JOSPEH ON THE NEW STATESMAN PODCAST
Posted on 14 May 2018.
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Writer Rajiv Joseph speaks to The New Statesman's Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush about his new play Describe the Night, playing on the Main Stage until 9 June.
If you haven't already heard it, you can listen to the podcast here.
In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel reports on a Red Cavalry campaign in Poland. In 1936, Stalin’s NKVD chief Nicolai Yezhov unleashes the Great Purge. In 1989, a mysterious KGB agent spying on a woman in Dresden falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes near the Russian city of Smolensk…
This darkly comic rhapsody on Russian themes explores the blurred lines between lies, fiction and conspiracy theories, as it tracks back and forth across 90 years of Soviet and post-Soviet history in search of the genesis of the post-truth world.