(2015) Nadya « The Dazzling Nicola Coughlan


Nicola as Elena

Directed by: Sarah Meadows
Written by: Chris Jury
Cast Members: Michelle Terrym Stephen Tompkinson, Phyllis Logan
Venue: Park Theatre
Production Dates: September 14, 2015
Genre: Drama


This play tells the tragic story of Nadya Alliluyeva, second wife of Joseph Stalin. By 1929, she was 28 and had given Stalin two children but against Stalin’s wishes, she enrolled at the newly established Industrial academy to study synthetic fibres. There she made friends with two Ukrainian students who told her the horrors of the rural famines created by her husband’s ‘Great Breakthrough’. Nadya heroically tried to confront her husband about these horrors and the fatal results of that tragic confrontation.

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