Chekhov is one of the great writers of the 20th Century and these tales, newly adapted and directed by Eliot Giuralarocca remain as memorable and bracing as jumping into a cold plunge pool after a hot sauna!
Performed by a company of five actor/musicians and featuring original live music and stylish ensemble story-telling, the production is a fun and exhilarating romp through some of the best of Chekhov’s short stories including The Lady with the Little Dog, The Chemist’s Wife, At a Summer Villa, An Avenger and The Bear.
These wonderful hymns to the absurdity of everyday life, are by turns hilarious, romantic, poignant, odd and memorable. They hold the mirror up to the half-comic, half-painful experience of love and relationships and create a world in which the tender and the grotesque are inextricably linked. Ludicrous situations and larger than life characters abound in an evening that simply cannot be missed!
★★★★★ “Short stories like never before…Heart-warming, humorous, lyrical and utterly delightful…A Celebration of life’s unpredictability. Not one to miss!” Visit Leeds
★★★★★“A beautifully interweaving set of fleeting tales.” Always Time For Theatre
★★★★ “Exhilarating, fun and accessible with an absolutely joyful playfulness, the production sparkles with wonderful touches” Dorset Echo
★★★★ “Compelling, original…funny…it flows along like a well oiled machine” Sardines Magazine
★★★★ “Bravo!…The cast played a blinder…What a witty whip-smart production this is” The Greenwich Visitor
★★★★ “Unusual artistic cohesion…complex and very skilfully thought out” The Stage
Theatre: The Large
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm
Running Time: 100 mins
We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.
This production contains some references to suicide. Recommended for ages 11+.