The Promise

19 December 2006 - 13 January 2007

by Aleksei Arbuzov
Translated by Ariadne Nicolaeff

“On the eve of death, it isn’t too late to start one’s life from the beginning”

The Siege of Leningrad 1942. Two boys and a girl meet in a derelict flat and survive a war that will change them and their world forever. Time moves on. The love that developed between them in that extraordinary winter is all but forgotten. On 31st December 1959 an unexpected visit forces them all to make the ultimate New Year’s Resolution:

“Hundreds of thousands died, so that we should be extraordinary, triumphant. Don’t be afraid to be happy. Remember your Promise”

Exactly 40 years after it’s premiere, starring Judi Dench and Ian Mckellen, Broken House Drama presents a major new production of Russia’s answer to Look Back in Anger.

Broken House Productions presents a limited run of this timely and heart-breaking classic at the Tabard Theatre, West London.