The world premiere of a play about women on the forefront of a movement for a democratic Belarus, women with an unflinching and unswerving dedication to the truth.

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One is Irina Khalip, the PEN Pinter prize-winning journalist, arrested in Belarus for her coverage of Lukashenko’s regime and described by Sir Tom Stoppard as, “the writer I wanted to be”. Journalist Natalya Radina was also imprisoned after the presidential elections of 2010. Amnesty International named her a prisoner of conscience and demanded her release, as did the Committee to Protect Journalists. Today she lives in exile in Poland and continues to act as editor-in-chief of Belarusian independent media portal Charter 97.


Upcoming UK premiere in London, November 2015 as part of Staging a Revolution: LET'S ACT.


‘Intense and highly watchable. It gives a sense that the information it imparts simply needs to get out, in any way possible’The Washington Post

‘BFT’s new play, Time of Women, shows their work at its most potent’Financial Times ★★★★

‘Consistently interesting not least for the way it demonstrates the mind games oppression plays.’The Guardian


Written by Nicolai Khalezin and Natalia Kaliada

Director: Nicolai Khalezin

Kiryl Kanstantsinau
Maryia Sazonava
Yana Rusakevich
Maryna Yurevich

Music composed by Arkadiy Yushin

Set & Lighting Designer: Will Reynolds

Performed in Russian with English surtitles.

Running time 1 hr 25 minutes.

Time of Women was first performed on 19 December 2014, underground in Belarus.

Developed at Falmouth University’s Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA).

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