(Michael Billington's article appeared in the Guardian, 3/24)

The White Guard

Lyttelton, London

Howard Davies is our best director of Russian drama. After last year's Burnt By the Sun, he now brings us a breathtaking production of Mikhail Bulgakov's 1926 stage version of his novel about a group of doomed Tsarist sympathisers living in Ukraine during a violent national upheaval. Never before have I seen the chaos of civil war so vividly caught on a British stage.


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