I guess that's how it was meant to be. Love can only be mutual, I agree with you Albert, and forgive me for this cruel sincerity. Love and death, loyalty and betrayal, truth and fiction, this darkly beguiling new comedy takes us through a hall of mirrors. That's it, a little story. Russia's foremost contemporary playwright, Ivan Viripaev, has won major awards for his work including the prestigious Golden Mask and the Presidential Council Prize for Literature in Russia and awards at the Venice, Warsaw and Sochi Film Festivals. Translated by Cazimir Liske, Viripaev's English language debut Illusions premiered at the Wickham Theatre, Bristol, in April 2012 as part of an ATC tour.