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The first London production in over 30 years, this brand new version of The Love Girl & the Innocent is a gripping love story set against the struggles of sex, power and survival.

Russia. 1945. Nemov is serving a 10 year sentence.

Conscripted as chief of his work group, Nemov is confronted with the prison system’s hypocrisy and his loyalties are pushed to the limits.

How long can he stand up to the brutality and injustice of the camp and a regime that thrives on power, corruption, and sexual amorality?

When Nemov meets Lyuba, one of the women prisoners – a “love girl”, he is tempted further, and forced to betray his own moral integrity.



Playwright Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a Russian writer who was imprisoned for his criticism of the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, and later exposed Stalin’s prison system in his novels and spent 20 years in exile. In 1970, he was awarded the Novel Prize for Literature. He is best known for the novels The Gulag Archipelago, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The First Circle, Cancer Ward and The Red Wheel. Other works include A Storm in the Mountains, An Incident at Krechetovka Station, Matryona’s Place, For The Good of the Cause, The First Circle, Prussian Nights and Two Hundred Years Together. He passed away in 2008 at the age of 89.

DATES: 10th October to 2nd November, 2013

8pm, matinees at 3.30pm


Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway
London, SE1 6BD

TICKETS: £10 (previews), £16, £14