All That Remains is a reflection on memory and loss based on true stories from the ongoing war in Ukraine. A woman who has lost her brother and is left with only a few of his belongings tries to make sense of what happened. The show weaves her story together with those of the volunteers (mostly women) who keep the army supplied with the basics that the state doesn’t provide, fellow soldiers haunted by memories, and the voice of her brother from mobile phone videos recorded at the frontline.
Using documentary theatre and music, the show explores the absurdities of this unexpected war, in which families find themselves trying to buy bulletproof vests online and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs contacts soldiers’ relatives via Facebook. Most of all, this is a story about the shock of losing a loved one to armed conflict, and about finding the strength to live on.
Molodyi Teatr London is a Ukrainian-British theatre group. All that Remains is Molodyi Teatr London’s third original play. The company’s previous shows, Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent and Bloody East Europeans, have been performed at the Edinburgh and Camden Fringes and won rave reviews; Bloody East Europeans was longlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe.
Q&A. Each performance will be followed by a discussion with the author and cast and is open to all who attended the production.
Please note All That Remains contains some strong language and descriptions of violence.
Press for All That Remains
An uncanny and yet powerful depiction of how isolating the experience of war is. All That Remains offers a rare chance of grasping the genuine Ukrainian perspective rather than the version that’s being broadcasted (or not) by the media.★★★★★ Central and Eastern European London Review
This is a show that remains long after the metaphorical curtain has gone down and makes us consider some difficult issues. All That Remains is poignant, tragic and quietly powerful. ★★★★ Views from the Gods.
The most intimate conversation. Raw and painful. Very real but unimaginable. Ukrainian Events in London.