“The story of Oleg, a man in Eastern Ukraine in 2014 who is forced to leave everything behind at the hands of various political groups. They say all is fair in love and war but who gets to decide what’s fair anymore?”
Oleg Olenchenko Packs Up His Things was a unique devised performance that told the fictionalised life of a man who is forced to leave everything he’s ever known behind in the midst of a war that he is caught up in. The show, while fictional, drew influence from stories and first hand experiences from travels in Ukraine over the past three years.
The show had a particular non-partisan approach, desiring to get across the stories of displaced and affected people on both sides of the conflict, no matter their political opinion, and to bring the gravity of the moral complications of this war to light to audiences in the UK.
“The tagline for Slipshod Theatre is, “We’re making history fun again”, and they are set to demonstrate this with their new show, Oleg Olenchenko Packs Up His Things.”Britishtheatre.com on Oleg Olenchenko Packs Up His Things