Narva – The City We Lost


  • Author and director

    Julia Aug

  • Set and costume designer

    Elisa Sinisalu

  • Video designer

    Laura Romanova

  • Sound designer

    Ardo Ran Varres

  • Lighting designer

    Ivar Piterskihh

  • Light technician

    Margus Ruhno

  • Sound technician

    Raido Linkmann

  • Translator

    Tiit Alte

  • Stage manager

    Roberta Vaino

  • Producer

    Katarina Tomps


Mirtel Pohla, Kristo Viiding (Eesti Draamateater), Ott Kartau, Loviise Kapper, Ragnar Uustal

Narva is a city located at the extreme eastern point of Estonia. A river also called
Narva flows on the east side of the city, which forms an international
border between Estonia and Russia.

Narva got its architectural glory from the Swedish era during the 17th
century. During this period, the baroque old town was constructed – it is
one of the most beautiful ones in Northern Europe.

Swedish era was followed by two centuries of Russian imperial rule, then
two decades of Estonian independence. World War II destroyed almost all
that was beautiful in Narva. On the nights of March 6 and 7 year 1944, the
Soviet Union’s air forces bombarded Narva so heavily that most of the city
was destroyed. The city was razed to the ground and rebuilt under the
Soviet occupation, its citizens deported with no right to return. Even now,
the city’s population is made of 5% Estonians and 86% Russians. Why is it
so? What do migrants and native residents of Narva know about the city’s

Julia Aug’s new play Narva – The city we lost is based on documented
materials and the legends of the city of Narva. The play wishes to give the
city back its memory and former appearance, because those who do not
remember their past, cannot have a future.

Duration 1 h 40 min