1 Narodnaya Ulitsa,
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Administrative Director
Mikhail Barsegov
Deputy Director
Alexander Ryazantsev
The St. Petersburg Masterskaya Theatre Repertoire


Mikhail Ugarov. A play without intermission

Some people met once in a certain space, and it started to twist, knotted, entwined. A stranger's wife, a broken friend, an inconsiderate pal, a boring neighbor, a stranger in a marengo coat, a cat in white slippers, Lelya from Chelyabinsk, notebooks with Nekrasov on the cover, a saucer for diversion and a coin with the Queen of England. Trivia, touches, sketches, which formed several broken lives. Words, words, words, words, behind which there is a desperate and passionate longing for love, for the need for it, for the ease of being.
Timur Nasirov sets "The Raggedy Man" as a twilight blues in the faint light of station lanterns waiting for the train going to an unknown better life. Lovely, glorious and somehow unhappy people are waiting for their miracle, resentful of their own past and secretly dreaming of upheavals and passions. And the train will never stop at the abandoned station – until they themselves learn to be happy here and now.

The theater dedicates the play to the memory of playwrights Mikhail Ugarov and Elena Gremina.

Premiere – June 21, 2018
Duration – 1 hour and 20 minutes without intermission
For audiences aged 16 and over


  • Director – Timur Nasirov
  • Artist – Konstantin Soloviev
  • Lighting designer – Alexander Ryazantsev
  • Composer – Andrey Didik
  • Sound engineer – Egor Ubel
  • Music recording – Ulyana Luchkina (violin), Andrey Didik (guitar), Andrey Fando (accordion).
  • Assistant directors – Valeria Vasilkova, Ekaterina Zatolokina, Alexandra Gayevaya