THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS
by Boutique Theatre




ROLE // performer




19 - 27 May 2017
Irene Mitchell Studio, South Yarra


Always sleep with one eye open…


Once upon a time, in 2005, 20-year-old Annie is sent by her mother back to her native Russia to brush up on the language, and lose her American accent. Underneath an opulent, neon-lit, post-Soviet Moscow she discovers an enchanted motherland – teeming with evil stepmothers, wicked witches, and ravenous bears. While staying with an old family friend, Annie meets Masha and Katya – two glamorous Moscovians who introduce her to a world of magic, mystery, and vodka. But then, Masha disappears and Annie and Katya set out to save her. Annie must learn how to become the heroine of a story more mysterious, treacherous and absurdly funny than any childhood fable; her own. She quickly learns that not every fairytale has a happy ending…


Directed by Elizabeth Millington
Written by Meg Miroshnik
Set Design by Nick Casey
Associate Set Design by Saran Jones
Lighting Design by Justin Hayes
Costume Design by Fiona Pitt
Costume Supervision by Isabel Kennedy
Sound Design by Mark French
Additional Compositions by Matthew Bolding
LX Operation by Meg Pethybridge
Produced by Tegan Jones & Amanda Nelson
Publicity by Sassy Red PR
Performed by Erica Field, Cazz Bainbridge, Laila Thaker, Jessica Tanner, Felicity Steel, Linda Cookson, Lucinda Barrett & Joey Lai
Promotional footage by Darian Jones & Andrew Faram
Images by Sarah Steiner