While the play is technically fiction, Vlady T considers it to be an honest account of Solzhenitsyn's struggles, including life and death battles against Nazism, communism and capitalism. "Destroy Solzhenitsyn tackles history, philosophy, politics and religion, rather than going the light and fluffy pathway some other shows do. A fair few shows at the moment certainly have a 'me too' feel about them, trying to join the popular trends of the moment or carbon-copying popular shows. Destroy Solzhenitsyn was not designed to be trendy. Rather, it was created to be an interesting, deep, thought-provoking piece of theatre.
"To me a good play is something that makes me think. If a few days after the show I am still pondering about the themes, motives, characters — then to me that's a good show."
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What: Destroy Solzhenitsyn
When & Where: 22 Sep — 3 Oct, The Clover Club, Gasworks