BUNKER CABARET is a new performance by Hooligan Art Community of Ukraine that started life in the bomb shelters of Kyiv and now comes to London.
Combining music, poetry, dance and film, this unique theatre event is a powerful exploration of love versus totalitarianism and the personal conflicts of making art in time of war.
Hooligan Art Community is an independent theatre company established in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 2019. They make performances in non-traditional theatre spaces that explore the dynamic relationship between actor and audience. The group has worked entirely outside of the state theatre system creating work that advocates for freedom of expression and equality.
On 24 February 2022, the full-scale Russian invasion brought War to all of Ukraine. This act of state aggression censored and exiled Ukrainian artists. Many performers from Hooligan Art Community left the country as refugees whilst a small number stayed in Kyiv. The company’s work was disassembled overnight. On 18 August 2022, the artists reunited in London. BUNKER CABARET is Hooligan’s first opportunity to re-establish their practice and perform in the UK.
Performance: BUNKER CABARET
Where: London, Lancaster Rooms, Somerset House
When: 7.30pm, 23-24 September
Is there a War inside of me?
Cast and Creative
Produced by Andrea Ferran
Written and performed by Hooligan Art Community:
Performer – Mirra Zhuchkova
Performer – Sam Kyslyi
Performer – Danylo Shramenko
Lighting designer – Natalka Perchyshyna
Video artist – Liubov Sliusareva
Costume designer – Paul Kuraksin
Movement and Dramaturgical Consultant – Mathis Kleinschnittger
Director – Peter Cant
Bunker Cabaret has been developed by Hooligan Art Community in residency at Britten Pears Arts, 101 Outdoor Arts and Old Diorama Arts Centre, with the support of the Ukrainian Institute and Mahogany Opera.
Tickets are available here.