You are invited to the traditional (and unusual) memorial ceremony of Anna Karenina. Two clowns deliver an absurd eulogy, charting Anna’s life, love, scandal and downfall, and attempt a ridiculous attempt at celebrating life through death and ritual. This buoyantly desperate, ridiculous epic merges clowning, music, and Russian classics.

I wanted movement, not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love. I felt in myself a superabundance of energy which finds no outlet in our quiet life.
Leo Tolstoy


We Must Live – is a visceral attempt at celebrating life through death and ritual. Tatiana, Julia & Julie thread a surreal narrative exploring the themes of love, sexuality and femininity in an oppressive society. But don’t worry, it’s a comedy!


This is the type of show that arts festivals are all about.


Massive fun… If you feel the need for a little crazy in your life… they would be the people to provide it.
Kate Copstick


If you like for example really really laughing a LOT and also being bedazzled by skills and also but not mandatorily Russian literature you should keep your ear out for the Pushkinettes and their show WE MUST LIVE.
Annie Siddons

The Pushkinettes / The Pushkinettes