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Pussy Riot to put audience 'in prison' in theatrical show

From BBC - October 1, 2017

Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot are to put followers in mock Russian cells, labour camps and courtrooms as part of a new performance based on their own detention in 2012 and 2013.

Three members of the group were jailed after performing a protest song in Moscow's main cathedral.

They say the performance will show "exactly what Pussy Riot went through during our imprisonment".

Titled Inside Pussy Riot, it will take place at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

The "wild theatrical experience" will coincide with an exhibition dedicated to Pussy Riot and other Russian protest artists, which will be held at the same venue. Both will take place in November and December.

Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova will take part in selected performances and said the experience "shows you what prison, prosecution of political activists and police oppression looks like".

Her statement added: "It also reminds you what democracy, on the contrary, looks like. And when I say 'democracy', I mean real democracy, which is about direct participation of citizens.

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