Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, telling the funny and tragic stories of the human spirit as it struggles against the relentless circles of life and death.

SHARMANKA (Russian for Barrel-Organ)  was founded by sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky and theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya in St.Petersburg (Russia) in 1989.  Audiences in many countries have been fascinated by its magic, and based in Glasgow since 1996 it has gained a reputation as one of the  city’s hidden treasures.


Unique art and  craft for thought and entertainment for any age.


Eduard Bersudsky won Creative Scotland Award in 2005

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Very gripping theatre.

The Times

 

Bizarre, hilarious, ghoulish... unmissable.

The Sunday Times

 

An icon-painter for our times.

Scotsman

 

Unforgettable experience.

The Herald

 

International genius.

The Saturday Telegraph

 

Go see.

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