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Theatre (May – June)

Theatre (May – June)

Dreams That Last For Centuries
Sleeping Beauty (UA, premiere, modern ballet)
23 May at 19.00
Ivan Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3)
Enjoy another audacious take on a classic tale staged by Kyiv Modern Ballet. Sleeping Beauty, a joint Ukrainian-Swiss project, will add to their repertoire of Swan Lake and Nutcracker. Both Tchaikovsky’s music and the earlier version of the story penned by Neapolitan Giambattista Basile in 1634 inspired charismatic choreographer Radu Poklitaru to create something outstanding. A smooth blend of reality and magic unravels an inspiring legend to remind spectators of the true values of life. Of course, the plot is slightly changed – a young king finds his sleeping sweetheart not in 100 years, but in 800 years. You’ll have to get a ticket to find out the rest.
Tickets: 90-1 200 UAH
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Real Man, Real Woman
Leading Ladies (UA, play)
7 June at 19.00

House of Officers (M Hrushevskoho 30/1)
What does it take for a man to pretend to be a woman? Is it enough to learn how to strut in high heels, apply makeup, or wear a women’s dress? This is what two hapless Shakespearean actors Leo and Jack have to check out. Desperate for money, they decide to pass themselves off as nieces of an old millionairess who have come into an inheritance. However, it is not that easy to nab the jackpot as there are too many rivals contending for the big bucks. Faced with numerous challenges on their path, the main protagonists plot every step of their risky journey until love accidentally strikes and thwarts all their plans.
Tickets: 100-550 UAH

Ruslan Yegorow Quartet
Ukrainian jazz, live piano, unique repertoire
17 May at 20.00
Caribbean Club (Symona Petlyury 4)
Tickets: 180-850 UAH

Classical Music in a Garden
Kyiv Virtuosos Orchestra
18 May at 20.00
Hryshko National Botanical Garden (Tymiriazievska 1)
Tickets: 350 UAH
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Henry Purcell, Dido, and Aeneas
Baroque opera
19, 20 May at 20.00
Expo Centre of Ukraine, Pavilion No.1 (Akademika Hlushkova 1)
Tickets: 300-1 000 UAH

Real Men Don’t Strip-Dance
Super comedy
22 May at 19.00
House of Officers (M Hrushevskoho 30/1)
Tickets: 100-520 UAH

Hector Berlioz, Damnation of Faust
National Academic Symphony Orchestra
23 May at 19.00
National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskyi Descent 2)
Tickets: 80-400 UAH

Music show
25, 26 May at 19.00
Academic Drama Theatre on Podil (Andriivskyi Descent 20b)
Tickets: 50-500 UAH

Opera without music, premiere
Kyiv Academic Molodyi Theatre and Art Syndicate, Greece (Prorizna 17)
27 May, 14 June at 19.00

Tickets: 150 UAH

House on the Verge of Soul
Play in 2 acts, premiere
30 May, 3 June at 19.00
Academic Theatre of Drama and Comedy on Left Bank (Brovarskyi Avenue 25)
Tickets: 60-240 UAH

Romantic comedy
31 May at 19.00
Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)
Tickets: 100-400 UAH

Illusions of Love
Detective story, love drama and comedy
6 June at 19.00
House of Artists (Sichovykh Striltsiv 1-5)
Tickets: 150-390 UAH

One day in the life of French philosopher Denis Diderot
13 June at 19.00
House of Architects (B Hrinchenka 7)
Tickets: 175-450 UAH

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