It has been confirmed that Les Enfants Terribles will collaborate with Nadya Tolokonnikova – the founder of post punk, feminist art collective Pussy Riot – to create Inside Pussy Riot, performing at the Saatchi Gallery from the 14th November. 

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Coinciding with the gallery’s Art Riot: Post Soviet Actionism exhibition, Inside Pussy Riot is an immersive experience about Nadya Tolokonnikova‘s tribulations as the founder of Pussy Riot, the post punk, feminist art collective who stuck two fingers up at the Russian system and suffered the consequences.

Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, audiences will have the opportunity to pull on a balaclava and stand up for what they believe in in this new show from the creators of Alice’s Adventures Underground.

Inside Pussy Riot will seek to show audiences what happened as well as explaining how anybody’s human rights and freedom of expression can be taken away at any point.

On 17th August 2012, Pussy Riot’s Tolokonnikova was prosecuted for performing 35 seconds of a song called Virgin Mary Put Putin Away – a direct attack on the Russian Orthodox Church’s unequivocal support for Vladimir Putin – inside Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. She was convicted of ‘hooliganism motivated by religious hatred’ and was sentenced to two years of imprisonment, where she was faced with solitary confinement and humiliation.

Writer and Artistic Director of Les Enfants Terribles Oliver Lansley said: “We’re so excited to be collaborating with Pussy Riot on this experience. Our plan is to provoke, challenge and make our audiences understand the experience Pussy Riot went through whilst also encouraging  them to ask important questions about their own beliefs and what they might do if they found themselves in a similar situation. Freedom of speech is one of the most important contemporary values we have and one we often take for granted.”

The production is directed by Christa Harris and designed by Zoe Koperski. It will feature lighting by Charlie Morgan-Jones, sound by Alistair Lax and projections by Louise Rhoades-Brown.

Inside Pussy Riot will be performed at the Saatchi Gallery from the 14th November until the 24th December. Tickets can be booked through See Tickets.com  from Wednesday 27th September at 10am. 

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