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18 January

Bunker Cabaret

This performance is currently sold out - We may have some returns on the door, this cannot be guaranteed.


Is there a war inside of me?

BUNKER CABARET is a new performance by Hooligan Art Community that started life in the bomb shelters of Kyiv. Combining music, poetry, dance and film, this unique theatre event is a powerful exploration of love versus totalitarianism, and the personal conflicts of making art in a time of war. By turns ironic, raw, funny and devastating, the performance starkly reveals the artists’ individual experiences of the war while communicating a shared humanity, creating beautiful moments of connection between artists and audiences. 

Hooligan Art Community’s 2023 tour of Bunker Cabaret will mark the anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. 


Written and devised by Hooligan Art Community

Performers - Mirra Zhuchkova, Sam Kyslyi, Danylo Shramenko

Lighting designer - Natalka Perchyshyna

Video artist - Liubov Sliusareva

Costume designer - Paul Kuraksin

Movement and Dramaturgical Consultant - Mathis Kleinschnittger

Director - Peter Cant

Hooligan Art Community is an independent theatre company established in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 2019. 

They make performances in non-traditional spaces that explore the dynamic relationship between actor and audience. The group has worked entirely outside of the state theatre system creating work that advocates for freedom of expression and equality. On 24 February 2022, the full-scale Russian invasion brought war to all of Ukraine. The company’s work was disassembled overnight. In August 2022, the artists reunited in the UK to create BUNKER CABARET. 

Bunker Cabaret was created entirely with donations from private donors and crowdfunding supporters, providing the making and living costs for our company of displaced artists from Ukraine. 

Produced in collaboration with Mahogany Opera and Andrea Ferran and developed with support from Britten Pears Arts and 101 Outdoor Arts. The 2023 UK tour is produced as part of the UK/Ukraine Season of Culture supported by the British Council and Ukrainian Institute. Performances at The Poly, Falmouth and The Ladder, Redruth are supported by impossible Producing and FEAST. Investment for FEAST comes from Arts Council England and Cornwall Council. The programme is managed by Creative Kernow.

Bunker Cabaret
Wednesday 18th January 7:30pm


£20/£15/£10* Flexible Tickets! You choose the amount you feel able to contribute. Select the option which suits you.

£5 for Ukraine Nationals

A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold.

 *Ticket sales support Hooligan Art Community, as displaced artists, to continue to live and work outside Ukraine during the war. They thank you for your show of solidarity.  


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