(Dominic Cavendish’s article appeared in the Telegraph, 7/22.)

Maybe this shouldn’t come as a surprise – but the most gripping contribution to Eurepica. Challenge, a showcase of a dozen one-act dramas mapping the state of play in Europe today, comes courtesy of a founder member of the company presenting it (for too short a season) at the Almeida: Nikolai Khalezin of Belarus Free Theatre.

Of all the many problems afflicting the former USSR satellite nations – as well as the richer countries in the West, thanks to debt mountains as high as the Alps – are any more acute than those currently experienced by the citizens of Belarus?


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