DOI: 10.5040/9780571347520.00000004
Acts: 2. Scenes: 13. Roles: Male (5) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

Moscow, now. A small flat. One family, three generations, the same hangover. Life after communism is utterly different and yet somehow eerily familiar. Petya's dodging the draft, Sasha's jumping with every ring of the bell, Ivan's brought a mysterious stranger home, and now their guest Thomas is asking questions. Who do you trust? The state may not be spying on you, but can you say the same for your nearest and dearest?

Tracing the legacy of communism, Donkey Heart asks what a modern Russia stands for, as the deep bruise of history, once hidden, now works its way to the surface. The play premiered at the Old Red Lion, London, in May 2014.  

From Donkey Heart


Faber and Faber

Moses Raine

ISBN: 9780571317837

Series: Faber Drama

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