By Nikolai Erdman

Translated by  Eileen Thalenberg and Alan Richardson

Directed by Gerry Mulgrew

A version of this 1930 satire on Stalin’s Soviet Union.

Cast   Eric Barlow   Paul Blair    Michelle Butt   Carol Ann Crawford    Peter Grimes   Conleth Hill   Iain Johnstone   Vicki Lidelle   Irene MacDougall   Gerry Mulgrew     Jessica Richards   Gerda Stevenson

Assistant Director – Richard Baron
Composer – Iain Johnstone
Designer – Karen Tennent
Lighting Designer – Jeanine Davies
Costumes – Miriam Duffield

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Our sense of THE SUICIDE as an astonishing and extremely interesting play is greatly enhanced by what is a superb Communicado production. The acting, like the sets and the music, is of the excellent standard people have come to expect from one of Scotland’s best touring companies”
The Socialist Review, 1997

I doubt if anything in Edinburgh this year will match Erdman and his current director, Gerry Mulgrew, for quirky inventiveness
The Times, 1997