DescriptionDogstar Theatre Company presents: Nightlands is a play about how authoritarianism weaponises nostalgia, about Russia today, a psychological thriller located in the ex-Soviet ghost town of Pyramiden, Svalbard.
Set in 1999, at the dawn of the Putin autocracy, Pyramiden’s caretakers play out a generational and ideological conflict. Sasha (Matthew Zajac) is nostalgic for the collapsed communist past, Slava (Rebecca Wilkie) wants a better future. Their epic struggle rages like the storms of the Polar Night....
|Period||3 Aug 2022 → 4 Aug 2022|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
Documents & Links
Edinburgh Review: Nightlands at Summerhall
Nightlands: Theatre Play Review
Nightlands: Playwriting in the Ruins of the Soviet-Arctic
Student thesis: Master's Thesis › Master of Research (awarded by UHI)