Epic spectacle ‘THE MONGOL KHAN’ releases two new trailers ahead of UK premiere at the London Coliseum!

Esunmunkh Myagmar, Amundra Amartuvshin, Bayra Bela (Amazon The Power, NETFLIX Marco Polo), Unurmaa Janchiv, and Oliver King (The Ukrainian Ballet, Counting Sheep), producers of the epic theatrical spectacle, THE MONGOL KHAN, have released two stunning new cinematic trailers ahead of the show’s anticipated UK premiere, working alongside venerated Mongolian Director Hero Baatar.

THE MONGOL KHAN will play a strictly limited season at The London Coliseum from 17th November to 3rd December 2023.

Award-winning playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker (Our Country’s Good, Three Birds Alighting on a Field) adapts a new translation by prolific historian and expert in Mongolian history and culture, John Man, which will feature as sur-titles for the London performances.

This lavish, large-scale production, with an ensemble of over 70 performers, has run for over 100 performances in Mongolia. Based on historical events, the show explores Mongolian culture and history through music, dance, dialogue and puppetry, with elaborate sets and costumes, all inspired by traditional nomadic culture and tradition.

Director Hero Baatar said:

“It’s fascinating to learn about the historical influence of drama in Mongolian culture and the notable figure of Danzanravjaa who created theatrical dramas in the 19th century in Mongolia. The tradition of families singing epics in the evenings also highlights the rich theatrical culture in Mongolia.

Indeed, presenting a Mongolian drama in England, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, can be seen as a significant historical event and a unique cultural exchange. The fact that this event is only a month away is incredibly exciting, and it’s an opportunity to bridge cultural gaps and share the beauty of Mongolian theatre with an international audience. It’s a testament to the power of theatre and storytelling to transcend borders and bring people from different cultures together. I hope this play leaves a lasting impression on all those who have the chance to experience it.”

Mongolia 2000 years ago. A brutal succession battle threatens the very stability of the Empire. As the great Khan struggles to maintain his supremacy, a plot hatches that will forever alter the balance of power.

This spectacular production celebrates 60 years of Anglo-Mongolian relations and cultural exchange. Bordered by China and Russia, Mongolia is one of the world’s best kept secrets as a travel destination for adventure-fuelled people and lovers of luxury alike. Captivating, rugged expanses, stunningly beautiful landscapes, a vast unspoilt wilderness, extremely welcoming people and nomadic tribes with rich traditions, Mongolia has it all. THE MONGOL KHAN serves as an introduction to this country and its history to give would-be travellers a taste of the culture and history.

THE MONGOL KHAN has all the ingredients of a classic tragedy. Jealousy, mistaken identity, adultery, rivalry, sacrifice, succession and the struggle for power. The stability of an Empire is at stake and the story culminates in an epic battle. It’s a multi-sensory feast, the like of which audiences will never have experienced before.

THE MONGOL KHAN was written in 1998 by renowned Mongolian writer and poet Lkhagvasuren Bavuu and was revived in April 2022 at the Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Drama directed by highly-acclaimed Mongolian director Hero Baatar. The production has taken inspiration from historical events, archaeological findings, traditional nomadic dances, and the music of the ancient Hun culture of Central Asia from the Hunnu Empire period, and is produced by Hero Entertainment, Wild Yak Productions and Maktub Productions.

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