The Marylebone Theatre's first production: a new version of Friedrich Schiller's unfinished religious drama.
It's the early 17th, and Russia stands defiant against the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches. The Kremlin has suppressed religions other than the Orthodox Church, which propagates nationalist sentiments. In Poland, a young man appears to fight against Russia's tyranny. Dmitry has the support of the Polish army, but the Russian threat marches on in Moscow ...
'Dmitry' marks the first production at the new Marylebone Theatre.
"The play, stretching out to well over two hours including an interval, takes us into the complexities of political manoeuvering, brittle alliances forming and fading as interests shift, family relationships falter and religion and nationalism bounce off each other."
"There is certainly something Shakespearean in the panoramic shuttle between factions, and the way scenes of public assertion are slashed by moments of intense private doubt, shared with the audience alone."