The Bolshoi. Symbol of Russia, a national treasure – mystical and intriguing. Recently, however, the theatre has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons: intrigue, personal attacks and management changes have created lurid headlines.

Now, for the first time, the theatre directors are allowing a film crew access backstage. They see the coming months as a new chapter, and are ready to allow the 2013 -14 season to be recorded as a unique cinematic experience.

From the two-time Academy Award-winning Producer of Man on Wire and Searching for Sugar Man, Bolshoi Babylon give a voice to artists and company members who are not usually in the limelight in irreverent and candid terms.

Bolshoi Babylon is in cinemas today.