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Salome

Oscar Wilde
Premiere: 1998 | Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes | Without intermission | 18+

About

One of the most powerful and characteristic of Viktyuk’s style productions, Salome is made in red and black colours.

Roman Viktyuk included the biography Oscar Wilde into his famous play. The leading actor of the theatre Dmitrii Bozin plays here two parts – Jewish princess Salome and Alfred Douglas, love to whom had ruined Oscar Wilde’s life.

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900) – a genious Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. His The Ballad of Reading Gaol attractes more and more admirers. The mystery of his novel Picture of Dorian Gray still excites imagination of romantics of all ages. And confessional sincerity of epistle De Profondis impresses and gives an opportunity to think about the core of human existence.

The poetic tragedy Salome was banned in Russia by royal censorship, but in 1917 it was staged by two theatres at the same time: Maly Theatre (the main part was played by Olga Gzovskaya) and Kamerny Theatre (Salome – Alice Koonen, Iokanaan – Nikolai Tseretelli, designer – Aleksandra Ekster, director Alexsander Tairov).

Following Tairov Roman Viktyuk turned Wilde’s Salome into fascinating parable about artist’s path in the world, where love exists in the vicinity of death. Nowadays Salome has become an id card of Roman Viktyuk’s theatre, vividly showing the director’s unique style.

Artistic team

Author
OSCAR WILDE

Translation
KONSTANTIN BALMONT
EKATERINA ANDREEVA

Director
ROMAN VIKTYUK

Set Designer
VLADIMIR BOER

Costume Designer
VLADIMIR BUKHINNIK

Choreographer
ALLA DUHOVA

Movement Director
YURIY SYSOEV

Assistant Director
SERGEY TEREHOV

Make-up Designer
VADIM EZHIHIN

Sound Director
LIUDMILA PLATONOVA

Assistant Director
GALINA MUCHIEVA

Cast and Characters

Lord Alfred Douglas,
Salome, jewish princess
DMITRY BOZIN

Oscar Wilde
Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Judea
ALEKSANDR DZUBA

Lady Wilde
Herodias, Wife of the Tetrarch
LYUDMILA POGORELOVA

The young Syrian
IVAN IVANOVICH

Judge, The page of Herodias
SERGEY ZAKHARIN

Robert Ross, Iokanaan
IVAN NIKULCHA

Taylor, First soldier
STANISLAV MOTYREV

Tigellin, witness on trial
MIHAIL RUDENKO

Angel of Death
Witness on trial, Warrior
KONSTANTIN AVDEYEV

Second soldier
VALERIY SEHPOSOV

Witnesses on trial, Warriors
URIY PONOMARENKO
IGOR TENSIN
MIHAIL URYANSKIY
NAIL’ ABDRAHMANOV
ANTON DANILENKO
ALEKSANDR TITORENKO

Press

The most sultry, languid, spicy play of all perfomances, that are playing in town this summer, is Roman Viktyuk’s “Salome”.

Elena Kovalskaya, “Afisha”.