March 31, 2013
Almost 75 years after Michail Bulgakov's dead, his last masterpiece - The Master and Margarita - is more than ever in the news. Have a look at a series of upcoming events related to the novel.
06/04/13 - Мастер и Маргарита
The Drama Theatre of Kaliningrad (Russian Federation) is preparing a new theatre adaptation of The Master and Margarita. The director of the play is Vyacheslav Vittikh. The play will be premiered on Saturday, April 6, 2013, but the tickets are already sold out.
Tot 20/04/13 - El Mestre i Margarita
Until April 20, 2013, you can watch the theater play El Mestre i Margarita in Barcelona, Spain. Director Pep Tosar presents his adaptation of the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov at the Círcol Maldà Theatre, Carrer des Pi 5, escala Vella, in 08002 Barcelona.
28/04/13 - Lawrence Olivier Awards
On April 28, 2013 the Lawrence Olivier Awards will be handed out in London. One of the nominees for best director is Simon McBurney, for his theatrical adaptation of The Master and Margarita, which was played all over Europe last year by the Complicite theatre company.
15/05/13 - Photos by Elena Martynyuk
The Russian photographer Elena Martynyuk is putting the finishing touches on a beautiful photo album illustrating The Master and Margarita. It would not surprise us if it was presented at the birthday of Mikhail Bulgakov at the Bulgakov House in Moscow on 15 May.
28/05/13 - Southbank Centre Book Club
On May 28, 2013 the Southbank Centre Book Club in London organises a discussion on The Master and Margarita as part of the London Literature Festival 2013 at the Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. The entrance is free, but reservation is required.
05/13 - Moscou endiablé
In the month of May, the French publishing house Moule-à-gaufres will publish the comic strip Moscou endiablé, sur les traces du Maître et Marguerite by the French/Austrian artist Bettina Egger. We could proofread it and we were impressed.
31/05/13 en 01/06/13 - Opera Days Rotterdam
The Rosa Ensemble in Utrecht and the 33 ⅓ Collective in Zwolle, the Netherlands, started with the preparation of an opera adaptation of The Master and Margarita. They will play a tryout on May 31 and June 1 at the Opera Days in Rotterdam.
Tot 06/06/13 - Slovenian National Theatre
Until June 6, 2013 the Slovenian National Theatre in Maribor presents a theatre adaptation of Mojster in Margareta, directed by Janusz Kica. The performances are every evening at 19:00 at the Old Hall of the theatre in Maribor, Slovenia.
11-14/06/13 - Der Meister und Margarita opens Kulturarena
The theater festival Kulturarena in Jena (Germany) will open with the play Der Meister und Margarita, directed by Moritz Schönecker and Johanna Wehner. There are four performances, from 11 to 14 June 2013. The plays start at at 21:30.
01/10/13 - Lode Star Theatre Company
The Lode Star Theatre Company from Liverpool, United Kingdom, is preparing a theatre adaptation of The Master and Margarita directed by Max Rubin. The play will be represented at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool from October 1 to 16, 2013.
01/10/13 - Compagnie La Magouille
The French director Angèle Gillard of the puppet theatre Compagnie La Magouille from Rouen is preparing the spectacle M/W ou Le Maître et Marguerite. The play will be represented at the Théâtre Le Passage in Fécamp in October and November.
Throughout the year - Various theatre adaptations
Moreover, The Master and Margarita is part of the repertoire of more than 20 theatres in Moscow, Kharkov, Perm, Chişinău, Vilnius, Minsk, Saint-Petersburg, Łódź, Novi Sad, Kraków, Pavlodar, Užice, Poznan and Bielsko-Biała, and 5 travelling theatre companies.