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04 November 2021  -  04 November 2021




Short film documenting the rehearsal process of a newly commissoned play by Evgeniya Palekhova, plus Q&A


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Anti-Gone is a new theatre performance by London based multi-cultural theatre company Xameleon Theatre.

Xameleon Theatre is an Eastern European/Russian theatre company creating contemporary adaptations of classical texts with UK based migrant artists. Projects include all-female Anna Karenina (The Cockpit, 2019), A Dog’s Heart by Bulgakov (Pleasance 2017), and Little Prince (The Cockpit 2017,2018).

Anti-Gone is a newly commissioned play by Russian playwright Evgeniya Palekhova, based on Jean Annuih’s and Sophocles plays about Antigone. Evgeniya’s latest two plays were staged at Theatre Doc in Moscow (‘Russia’s most daring theatre’ (BBC). 

In this contemporary take on Antigone’s story, directed by award-winning Central Asian director Ovlyakuli Khodzhakuli, Xameleon Theatre is exploring the subjects of tyranny, the abuse of power and living under dictatorship regimes, so closely experienced by some of the key artists working on this project. 

As part of Platforma 6 Xameleon Theatre will present a short film online, created as a result of three weeks of R&D of Anti-Gone in October 2021.

The film will include extracts from the rehearsal process, creative’s interviews and performance. The film will be followed by live online Q&A with the director and two lead actors, where the audience will be able to ask the questions about the creation and development of Anti-Gone.

The project is supported by Arts Council England, Goethe Institute, Stone Nest, NDT Broadgate, Migrants in Theatre and Counterpoints Arts.