2024-02-25 – 12:15 h


Hilarious and horrifying, The Death of Stalin is a comedy of terrors, screened in live synchronisation with Christopher Willis’ powerful score for the first time.


Armando Iannucci’s all-star, brutal, comedy satire tells the story of the aftermath of Stalin’s demise as the remaining members of the Secretariat of the Communist Party jostle for power.


The score, by Christopher Willis is a masterpiece of pastiche and drama; Willis immersed himself in the music of great 20th century Russian symphonists like Shostakovich, Weinberg and Myaskovsky. Tonight Willis’ score will be performed live by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, led by one of the UK’s leading film music conductors Matt Dunkley.


This performance of The Death of Stalin – In Concert will be followed by a Q&A featuring director Armando Iannucci, composer Christopher Willis, producer Kevin Loader and stars of the film Jason Isaacs and Michael Palin.