The Mystery of the Dyatlov Pass

Theatre (drama, historical)

  • theSpace @ Symposium Hall - Annexe
  • 15:00
  • Aug 26
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Acting Coach Scotland
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


From the Producers of I, Sniper (2018) and Chaika (2010). Ural Mountains, Soviet Union, 1959 – a group of young hikers perish under extremely mysterious circumstances. Join us, to experience the haunting journey of a group's ill-fated expedition.

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Glynis Wozniak 99 days ago

I wish this show was longer!
The cast did a great job, and I loved the staging and blocking; yet I enjoyed the introductions at the beginning and would have loved to have had more time to get to know them individually, so an hour would have been perfect.
Strong performances for all, and I appreciate the gender swaps. When you are a strong actor, it matters not if you are playing a male or a female character.
The audience choosing the ending was such a delicious surprise; although the request could have been made clearer by saying 'Audience, what do you think?' (We're audience members: we're not always clever and are sometimes shy.)
With a choice of endings made possible by this clever twist, this would have been such a wonderful challenge for the actors and made it fresh each time.
Very well done, and the beautifully-sung Russian song at the very end gave me goosebumps!

Ellie Ball 101 days ago

I was drawn to this show because I had read about the Dyatlov Pass incident and I was curious to see a theatre adaptation of this real-life mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed the talented young cast's performances and felt myself drawn into the various characters' lives and relationships to one another. I liked the aspect of the audience choosing the ending, although I wasn't too sure whether the question posed by one of the actors was rhetorical or whether we were being asked to respond - it was only after a fellow audience member shouted their ending preference that I knew. That minor criticism aside, this was an excellent and very interesting piece - I left feeling I wanted to research the incident further.

Sarah Todd 107 days ago

Interesting concept and story; and the lighting and set were tantalising but the script felt like it had been cut down to fit a shorter time slot. The introduction of relationships and themes in the majority of the play felt unnecessary because they didn't really go anywhere.

anthony parker 109 days ago

Very good show & you can tell the difference between the quality delivered by students being coached in acting, as opposed to the many other university drama society productions that appear at the fringe every year. Seven actors, two chests & 50 minutes of very watchable drama.

laura kearney 110 days ago

Really enjoyed this performance. The performers were confident and engaging. The story is intriguing and a difficult story to condense into 50 minutes, but they did this very well. In fact the performance felt shorter than 50 minutes as it definitely kept my attention.
Well done guys!

Jane B 113 days ago

An interesting story, good script and well delivered. I enjoyed the show.

Simon Argyle - Anam Alba 115 days ago

I really enjoyed this show. It does require some concentration to keep up with the variety of characters, but the story was well told. The actors were all very good and it made me look up the actual story, so interesting was the play. A very absorbing and thoughtful presentation.

Gary A 116 days ago

The guys put on a good performance and their singing was not only in tune but in very good Russian. I did however struggle at times as to which character was speaking - with some of the female actors playing (multiple?) male roles and with them having unusual Russian names, I did get a wee bit confused! Overall though, a good show!

A. 116 days ago

Excellent performances all around. A riveting show that feels even shorter than it's 50 minute runtime.

RM 117 days ago

Really well done!

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British Theatre Guide (3/5 stars) 106 days ago

A fun play on a fascinating topic

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The SMU Reviews (3.5/5 stars) 109 days ago

A moving and melancholic production

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