A radical reworking of Pushkin's The Queen of Spades hits the Arcola Theatre this month. Its director describes his love of Russian literature and how he adapted this popular opera
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Pushkin’s famous text has been traditionally associated with Tchaikovsky’s opera version, but Fusebox’s Queen of Spades will be the first theatrical adaptation of the text outside of Russia. The opera version is still popular today and a week after Hoehn’s production opens at the Arcola theatre in Hackney, Opera North’s touring version will begin at the Barbican centre.