The Year of Miracle and Grief by Leonid Borodin, the hidden book that inspired this August 2016 production, was rewritten in a Siberian hut in the wilderness in the late '70s after the original version was snatched from the writer in prison. The manuscript was smuggled out of the USSR to an underground printing house in Frankfurt.
Images by Peter Mould
The House of the Siberian Seasons, inspired by Borodin's novel, is a story of entrapment. But not in the gulag camps that Leonid Borodin experienced. It is a legend that compromises the hero's freedom.
This show ran through Summer 2016 and is part of our wider programme honouring migration and a healthy multicultural society.