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“I am a gentleman’s dog, an intellectual creature, I’ve tasted a better life.”

When a distinguished Moscow professor implants the sexual organs of a man into the body of a stray dog, he unleashes a living nightmare on the city…

Heart of a Dog is a biting, wildly inventive comedy by Mikhaíl Bulgakov, author of The Master and Margarita. A dazzling satire on the Bolsheviks’ attempt to create a ‘New Man’, it was censored and confiscated by the secret police in the years after the Russian Revolution.

For this rare revival of the stage play on the 100th anniversary of the Revolution, Simon Usher directs a talented ensemble cast from East 15 Acting School’s MFA International programme. Previously Artistic Director of the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, he has staged major productions for the RSC, Royal Court, National Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and in London’s West End.



Mikhaíl Bulgakov, adapted by Alexander Chervinsky, translated by Michael Glenny


Simon Usher

A production by East 15 Acting School in association with Arcola Theatre.


Standard £10
Concession £6

Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport.

Thursday 9 February at 8pm.
Friday 10 February at 3.30pm.
Saturday 11th February at 8pm