paradise-moscow“Paradise Moscow is a jazzy musical from 1958, by Shostakovich. The story is about inner-city Muscovites moved out to the ‘paradise’ of a multi-storey overspill estate … and the game of persuading petty officials and apparatchiks to help someone other than themselves in the process.

There are love stories mixed in – Sasha and Masha, the just-married couple who haven’t yet been able to share a flat; Sergei, the shy guy who’s secretly in love with feisty construction worker Lucy; Boris, the smart but decent one who fancies Lidochka, the bespectacled but beautiful museum guide.”