Counting Sheep

2019

Counting Sheep an award-winning immersive Ukrainian folk opera, is a deeply personal retelling of the revolution in Ukraine, where creators Mark and Marichka Marczyk met and fell in love on the barricades of Maidan Square in Kiev in 2014. 

Performed using traditional Ukrainian polyphonic choral music, archive footage and interactive staging, audience members are invited to become part of the revolution itself. 

The show was a critically acclaimed sold-out hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016, and in 2019 BFT’s co-founding Artistic Directors Natalia Kaliada and Nicolai Khalezin directed a new version, introducing English language monologues telling the story of the Marczyks’ love affair – where the political becomes personal and the personal, political.

an enthralling depiction of how revolution comes about”

What’s on Stage, 30 January 2019