31 Oct - 10 Nov
Price: £15 - £26
Each ticket includes a souvenir Phoenix programme worth £4
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‘I’m having absolutely nothing to do with the theatre or the human race. They can all go to hell.’ Anton Chekhov
This isn't your ordinary Chekhov play. Take a seat and put on your headphones. As the action begins to unfold the director has something to say...
During the turmoil of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Maria Chekhov, Anton’s sister, placed many of her late brother’s manuscripts and papers in a safety deposit box in Moscow. In 1921 Soviet scholars opened the box and discovered a play.
The title page was missing. The play they found has too many characters, too many themes, too much action. All in all, it’s generally dismissed as unstageable. Like life.
Following the critically acclaimed Lippy (Young Vic), Dead Centre present this deconstructed and absurd take on Chekhov's First Play exploring the essence of Chekhov and performance itself.
Running Time: 75 mins
Age Recommendation: 12+
Battersea Arts Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of The London Community Foundation and Cockayne - Grants for the Arts.