Мастерс Мюзиклы Тамбов - Рукопись Мастера

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In July 2010, a major advertising campaign in Moscow called on people to participate in the auditions for Рукопись Мастера (Rukopis Mastera) or The Manuscript of the Master. It claimed to be "the first and only Russian musical" based on The Master and Margarita. The initiative proved to be coming from the production company Master Musicals from Tambov, a city 400 km southeast of Moscow. At that time, we have reported about it in our News section.

The project was presented as a sympathetic and spontaneously bubbled initiative of a group of enthusiastic young people, for which the PR was developed by students of the Tambov Technical State University. But the extent of the marketing efforts and the professional videos and posters made soon apparent that there were not only amateurs implied in this project. Indeed, successful writer Oleg Roy proved to be hired as artistic director, and the list of funds providers includes the Ministry of Culture of the Tambov Oblast, and the administration of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. Prime minister Vladimir Putin himself would soon appear a few times between the youngsters in the preliminary television news items about the event to express his confidence in the production.

Composer Andrey Pronin was hired to write the music, author Tatiana Malikova was asked to write the libretto, and Igor Tishkin's show-ballet Flash to do the choreography. The direction was in the hands of Pyotr Kulikov and Dmitri Isaychev, who would both be acting in the piece as well, the first as Pontius Pilate, the second as Woland.

Ultimately, the musical became a very clean performance with a high level Up With People level. The sets, costumes and lighting are beautiful and well taken care of, the music is professionally performed, but rather predictable and not very varied. That's why we did not publish all the songs on this site, just the Overture. If you would want to listen to all tracks, you can download a *. zip file using the menu on the right of this page, along with some lyrics.    

The premiere took place on December 8, 2010 in Tambov, and three more performances followed on December 9, 10 and 12. I do not know if the announced performances in Moscow have really been organised, nor do I know if the English version, which was announced at the start, was ever made. The website of Rukopis Mastera is still being updated, but it gives no no answers to those questions. The new messages which are posted are not about the musical itself, but on the achievements of Oleg Roy, Andrei Pronin and the regional government of Tambov.


    Рукопись Мастера - Увертюра

Технические детали


Dmitri Isaychev
Pyotr Kulikov

The Master - Dmitri Cherbaev
Margarita - Diana Gerasimova
Woland - Dmitri Isaychev
Pontius Pilate - Pyotr Kulikov
Matthew Levi - Eduard Khachyaryan



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