Dragonboy Productions in association with Blackeyed Theatre presents

In And Out Of Chekhov's Shorts

by Eliot Giuralarocca
19 - 23 MAR 2024

Ticket Prices:
£25 Standard | £20 Concession |
Pioneers' Preview (19 Mar) £10

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

FREE Post-Show Q&A for In and Out of Chekhov’s Shorts – Tuesday 19 March

Join us for a FREE Post-Show Q&A hosted by writer, actor and Artistic Director of Dragonboy Productions Eliot Giuralarocca along with cast members: Graeme Dalling, Verity Bajoria, Chris Agha and Elisabeth Snegir.

Free entry with a ticket to that evening’s performance.


Theatre: The Large

Tue – Sat: 7.30pm

Sat: 3pm

Running Time: 130 mins including interval

No re-entry.

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+.

Join us for a FREE Post-Show Q&A for In and Out of Chekhov’s Shorts on Tuesday 19 March.


PHOTOGRAPHY BY jeremy banks

The Company

Chris Agha
Verity Bajoria
Graeme Dalling
Eliot Giuralarocca
Elisabeth Snegir

Eliot Giuralarocca
Tom Neill
Victoria Spearing
Claire Childs
Samantha Warner

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In And Out Of Chekhov's Shorts

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