….. bringing professional English speaking theatre to the heart of Moscow
Moscow English Theatre (MET) was co-founded by English actor Jonathan Bex and university language professor Karina Sagoyan in 2013.
Our aim is to bring professional English speaking theatre of excellent standard and high production values to the Russian capital. This covers drama from the UK, the US and all English speaking countries and although predominantly contemporary works will be staged we will on occasion include some classics and adaptations.
We look for works that have been successful especially in London’s West End and New York’s Broadway and may have some resonance with a Russian audience.
We perform at the prestigious Mayakovsky Theatre in the centre of the city and are currently in the intimate 100-seater Small Stage space but will be moving to a newly built 300-seater soon.
We programme four or five short seasons each year though successful and popular shows will enter our repertory and be repeated through more than one season.
We follow a British model of casting for individual productions and do not maintain a full time company of actors. That said, some actors can be cast in more than one production and return for subsequent seasons. We recruit, cast and rehearse in the UK but have future plans to use Russian actors (with a high standard of English) for larger scale productions.
We shall also, on occasion, engage production companies in the UK to bring over productions that have already been performed successfully.
MET also offers educational workshops, youth theatre productions, talks and corporate entertainment.