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Barons Court Theatre
Curtain's Up Pub, 28A Comeragh Road, Barons Court, London, W14 9HR
t: 020 8932 4747
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Cost £14 (Concessions £12)
Tel020 8932 4747
The Fatal Eggs by Mikhail Bulgakov


A hapless soviet scientist makes an amazing discovery in his lab: The ray of life. It magically causes organisms to grow to incredible sizes. Meanwhile, Bulgakov is finding it impossible to complete his masterpiece novel. A kaleidoscopic narrative blends fact and fiction as both creators struggle with their masterpieces. Before long, disaster strikes. The government takes back control and pushes the world to the brink of disaster.

The Fatal Eggs is an exciting story for our time. A provocative but meditative satire on the incompetence of governments, fear mongering media institutes, and a complacent, ignorant populace. Can a better future ever truly exist?

Tuesday 9th April-Saturday 27th April 2019 8pm, Saturday Matinees (3 pm).

No shows Sunday/Monday

Running time: 70 minutes, no interval.

Tickets: £14, concessions, £12

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Reviewed by Dominic Gettins for Sitter In The Stalls

★★★★★ 5 Stars


"Douglas Baker's adaptation illuminates and derides at the same time with a wild sense of invention, fun and some beautifully designed projections"

When Persikov, a zoologist, accidentally discovers evidence of a 'life ray' that accelerates growth in amoebas, the state and media pounce on its implications for productivity, technological mastery and beyond. Before the baffled boffin can comprehend his own work, government scientists commandeer his ray to replenish state chicken supplies following a poultry plague. Anxious of the consequences, Persikov orders snake eggs for further experiments but, inevitably, reptilian and avian ova go to the wrong addresses and proliferating snakes threaten to engulf the city.
If Mikhail Bulgakov's science fiction satire ever becomes a set text, students can save themselves swotting by attending this multimedia and movement piece by So It Goes Theatre.

With dazzling lightness of touch it communicates not only the tale itself but also the writer's struggles with authority, his writing style, the troubled gestation of the novel itself, plus a good deal of the 1920s context including the objects of the work's satire
Official Review by Matthew Partridge, read now
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