A new theatre performance by Hooligan Art Community of Ukraine in London 

BUNKER CABARET is a new performance by Hooligan Art Community of Ukraine that started life in the bomb shelters of Kyiv and now comes to London

Combining music, poetry, dance and film, this unique theatre event is a powerful exploration of love versus totalitarianism, and the personal conflicts of making art in time of war. 

Hooligan Art Community is an independent theatre company established in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 2019. They make performances in non-traditional theatre spaces that explore the dynamic relationship between actor and audience. The group has worked entirely outside of the state theatre system creating work that advocates for freedom of expression and equality.  

On 24 February 2022, the full-scale Russian invasion brought War to all of Ukraine. This act of state aggression censored and exiled Ukrainian artists. Many performers from Hooligan Art Community left the country as refugees whilst a small number stayed in Kyiv. The company’s work was disassembled overnight. On 18 August 2022, the artists reunited in London. BUNKER CABARET is Hooligan’s first opportunity to re-establish their practice and perform in the UK. 


Performance: BUNKER CABARET 

Where: London, Lancaster Rooms, Somerset House 

When: 7.30pm, 23-24 September 

Is there a War inside of me? 

Cast and Creative 

Produced by Andrea Ferran 

Written and performed by Hooligan Art Community: 

Performer – Mirra Zhuchkova 

Performer – Sam Kyslyi 

Performer – Danylo Shramenko 

Lighting designer – Natalka Perchyshyna 

Video artist – Liubov Sliusareva 

Costume designer – Paul Kuraksin 

Movement and Dramaturgical Consultant – Mathis Kleinschnittger 

Director – Peter Cant 

Bunker Cabaret has been developed by Hooligan Art Community in residency at Britten Pears Arts, 101 Outdoor Arts and Old Diorama Arts Centre, with the support of the Ukrainian Institute and Mahogany Opera. 

Tickets are available here.