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We Are the Himalayas

Mark Langham's play tells the story of Anna Larina, a woman celebrated by the Russian Revolution, then condemned as a traitor to it.

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We Are the Himalayas

Date: 18 Jun 2019

Shortlisted for the 2019 Patrick White Playwrights award, Mark Langham’s We Are the Himalayas premieres in a production directed by Richard Cornally.

We Are the Himalayas tells the story of Anna Larina, the wife of Nikolai Bukharin, one of the architects of the Russian Revolution.

With Bukharin’s downfall and execution, she was persecuted for 20 years, separated from her family, and spent her prime years in a succession of gulags.

Witnessing both the rise of the Revolution, and purges it conducted, Anna Larina experienced both sides of Stalin’s rule. She was loved as the partner of the golden child of the Revolution, and then condemned as the partner of a traitor.

Charlotte Chimes is Anna Larina, leading a cast featuring Ben Mathews, Steve Corner, Emilia Stubbs Grigoriou, Chelsea Klein and James Gordon.

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