31 Oct - 10 Nov

CHEKHOV'S FIRST PLAY

Dead Centre

8pm
Grand Hall

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.
 

'A perceptive and funny dismantling of theatre'
★★★★★ The Stage

'Riveting. Takes a wrecking ball to theatrical convention'
★★★★ The Irish Times
 

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. 

 

CREDITS

A Dead Centre and Battersea Arts Centre Co-Production. 
Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain. Co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and Irish Arts Centre, New York. 
Project co-produced by Dublin Theatre Festival, Baltoscandal (Rakvere), Le
 Théâtre National de Bordeaux en Aquitane and NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. 

PHOENIX EVENT

CREATIVE RISK TAKING

Tue 6 Nov  | From 8pm
Experience Dead Centre’s remarkable show then take part in a Town Hall Meeting about how theatres can enable artists to take more risks for mid-scale stages. The evening will include a special Scratch performance by Phoenix Award Winner, Amy León. In partnership with China Plate’s ‘Next Stages’ Project.

ACCESS INFO

Step-Free Access
This event takes place in our Grand Hall, which has step-free access through the entrance and a lift to the Balcony (higher seating). There is an accessible toilet near the Grand Hall.

There is step-free access into the main foyer of our building, and to the Scratch Bar with accessible toilet facilities on the ground floor.

Relaxed Performances
Performances on 5 Nov at 8pm and 8 Nov at 8pm will be relaxed. This means that you are free to move about, make noise and come and go during the show.

Pre-Show Information
Please view the Chekhov's First Play Pre-Show Information or visit our Access Page for more information

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