Days of the Turbins 

Mikhail Bulgakov

A drama in two acts


Director: Grigory Kozlov

Production and Costume Designer: Mikhail Barkhin Light Designer: Alexandr Ryazantsev

Musical Direction: Maxim Voitov

Video: Alexandr Malyshev

Choreography: Nikolai Kuglyant

Singing Coach: Polina Gigauri

Stage Managers: Vera Lachinova, Alyona Parshina


The action takes place in Kiev in the winter of 1918-1919. The typical way of life has been destroyed and replaced by chaos and confusion, as the “damn comedy” of Hetman rule shifts to the “black fog” of Petliura.

The destructive force of the time is juxtaposed by the harmonious, comfortable world of the Turbin family, with its cream-colored curtains, fireplace and grand piano. Here, love, friendship, understanding, music and joy reign supreme. The Turbin household is a place where “the clock played a gavotte, and where the end of December always had a scent of fir- needles, and multicoloured paraffin burned on green branches” - a quiet harbor, an island of culture, spirituality and humanity in the face of tempestuous rancor and meaninglessness. Is it possible to save that world when a person’s private life enters into irreconcilable conflict with Time..?


The premiere took place on November 1st, 2011.

Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission. For audiences 16 and up.


Col. Alexei Vasilievich Turbin

Nikolai Turbin, his brother

Elena Vasilievna Talberg, their sister

Col. Vladimir Robertovich Talberg, her husband

Capt. Viktor Viktorovich Myshlaevsky

Lt. Leonid Yurevich Myshlaevsky,

personal aide to the Hetman

Capt. Alexandr Bronislavovich Studzinsky

Lariosik, a cousin from Zhitomir

Hetman of Ukraine

Bolbotun, Commander of the 1st Petliurist Cavalry Division

Galanba, Petliurist Centurion


Von Schratt, German General

Deserter, Man with a Basket, Jew


Servant, Telephonist, School Caretaker


Maxim Fomin

Nikolai Kuglyant, Evgeni Shumeiko

Arina Lykova, Alexandra Mareeva, Maria Valeshnaya

Oleg Abalyan, Maxim Studenovsky

Konstantin Grishanov

Arseny Semyonov

Sergei Intyakov, Mikhail Kasapov

Ilya Borisov, Vladimir Kochurov, Ilya Shorokhov

Alexei Vedernikov, Vladimir Studenovsky

Alexei Vedernikov, Vladimir Studenovsky

Vladimir Kochurov

Ilya Borisov

Vladimir Kochurov

Vladimir Karpov, Nikolai Kuglyant, Evgeni Shumeiko

Oleg Abalyan, Evgeni Shumeiko, Vasily Shipitsyn

Ilya Borisov, Andrei Gavryushkin

Nikolai Kuglyant, Maxim Studenovsky, Evgeni Shumeiko

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