Flying Lovers of Vitebsk – from ArtsEd to LA


Talented ArtsEd alumni Marc Antolin (Musical Theatre, 2008) and Daisy Maywood (Musical Theatre, 2010), pictured (photo Steve Tanner), have announced plans for a US tour of their Kneehigh production of The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk. Currently playing at London's evocative Wilton's Music Hall, audiences are drawn into the magical world of artist Marc Chagall and his wife Bella, partners in life and on canvas, with captivating performances by Marc and Daisy.

Written by Daniel Jamieson and directed by Kneehigh's Artistic Director Emma Rice, the lovers' compelling story is interwoven with dance and live klezmer music inspired by Russian folk tradition, composed and performed by Ian Ross and James Gow.

Marc is all set for LA: “I’m really looking forward to taking the show to the US. Emma Rice’s work and Kneehigh have a big following internationally and there’s lots of Marc Chagall’s work in America. Also, the Oscars are being held in LA while we are there and Vanity Fair have their party at the theatre we’re performing in, so we’re hoping for an invite!”

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk will make its US debut on February 24 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Following the LA tour, the stage lovers will fly back to West Yorkshire Playhouse, Salisbury Playhouse, the Spoleto Festival and more.

Catch this 4-star show at Wilton's while you can! –

A whirl of colour and surreal humour… The Guardian

A visual gem… The Stage

Gloriously romantic… The Times

Winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award 2017.