[Cancelled] #1 – The snake bites the hardest when it knows it is dying

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Tue 26 May 2020 at 8pm

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Presented by Lora Krasteva

In April 2018, Desislava Ivancheva and Biliana Petrova, mayor and deputy mayor of a major area of Sofia, were arrested in the city centre, in an operation worthy of Hollywood. They remained in the street for hours, chained and without access to a lawyer… or a glass of water.

Their story of alleged bribery and local government corruption has galvanized the Bulgarian public and split the country. Who should be trusted: the State or those captured by it?

The snake bites.. will be a devised, documentary-style event, shedding light on the surreal world of Bulgarian politics and the strength of women’s words.

This is the piece’s very first public work-in-progress sharing.


This show contains strong language and references to violence. The recommended age rating is 14+


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About the company

Lora Krasteva is a Bulgarian born theatre maker and producer. She believes in telling stories as a social and political tool for change. She runs Global Voices Theatre, a female & non-binary, immigrant led theatre company presenting international theatre to local audiences. Previous work as director and deviser include Seeds: the round shape of all things red by the Arcola Theatre Women’s Company.

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Upcoming Performances

Tue 26 May, 2020
8:00 pm