The Flying Lovers Of Vitebsk - Thursday Night

This event contains digital content (live streaming or video on demand)

Bristol Old Vic | Kneehigh | Wise Children



The Flying Lovers Of Vitebsk

The Live Broadcasts

Written by Daniel Jamieson & Directed by Emma Rice 

with Music from Ian Ross


“Deeply personal and deeply felt… A whirl of colour and surreal humour.”

The Guardian

About the event

After the heady success of the live broadcasts of Romantics Anonymous, Wise Children have teamed up with their friends at Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic to bring you Kneehigh's award-winning production of The Flying Lovers Of Vitebsk directed by Emma Rice, LIVE ON STAGE at the Bristol Old Vic!

Wise Children TV will bring this visually stunning, intimate and emotional production live into your home – each night will be a truly one-off experience! The company have been isolating together in one large bubble for the last two weeks so that the show can be performed in its original form. With no social distancing, you can expect something as magical as one of Marc Chagall’s paintings, with singing, dancing and perhaps even a large blue fish! 

About the show

Perhaps you’ve seen them floating over a Russian village? Or perhaps you’ve seen her toppling forward, arms full of wild flowers, as he arches above her head and steals an airborne kiss.

Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella Chagall are immortalised as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life they walked through some of the most devastating times in history.

Daniel Jamieson’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces this young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other.  

Emma Rice’s sumptuous and physical production is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall’s paintings, and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by Russian Jewish tradition.

Winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award 2017

Our virtual doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm 

(We recommend that you join early to ensure everything is working correctly)

Show Running Time is 90 mins

Suitable for ages 8+

Discounts are available for schools. Please email to find out more



When you buy a ticket, you get access to watch the show on one device only. This means you can’t share the link with others.


Wise Children is new to live streaming and, as with any live event, there’s always a chance something will go wrong. If we’re unable to stream the show, for whatever reason, we will either offer you another date to see it, or a full refund.