03 Jul

Well here we are, already at the end of another successful year of our AZBUKA Saturday School. As is our tradition, we rounded off our final term with a theatre production

This time our Saturday School children delighted our audience with a highly original staging of Meterlink’s play ‘The Bluebird’ – a first for us.


As usual, our students made everything for the performance with their own fair hands, from the unusual stage-set and props to the costumes, programmes and tickets. We are particularly endebted to Yelena Dubinskaya for her wonderfully atmospheric stage design and to Svetlana Malinina for her excellent adaptation of the original script. An artistic triumph beyond all expectation!


Sincere thanks to all our teachers, volunteers and parents, for their inspired support and practical assistance. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.


Theatrical productions form part of our wider arts programme. Language immersion through the arts is a vitally important element of our AZBUKA programme. At the AZBUKA School children learn the Russian language through a combination of structured lessons, art and theatre.


We create and learn in Russian – Творим и учимся на Русском!

Photography:  Alisia Zelenska