The Lady With a Dog at the White Bear Theatre
Monday 18 December 2017
London Fringe - Shows
Anton Chekhov's short story is adapted by Mark Giesser for the stage for a Jazz Age reimagining of this bittersweet romantic comedy, playing the White Bear Theatre in February and March 2018, starring Beth Burrows.
Image: Alces Productions
First published in 1899, Anton Chekhov's short story is adapted by Mark Giesser for a stage production at the White Bear Theatre from 20 February to 10 March 2018.
Damian Granville is a banker and devoted family man with an unconventional way of taking his summer holidays: he travels alone and looks for a woman to seduce.
This particular year he spots a beautiful young lady walking a white Pomeranian dog.
How can he resist?
He's a skilful player and sure of success.
Except Anne Dennis isn't quite what he bargains for.
Writer/director Mark Giesser has written, produced and directed numerous Equity Off-West End and Off-Broadway shows.
His writing work includes satirical drama (Good Morning, Alamo!, 2013) and comedy (Code of the West, 2013 and How To Build a Better Tulip, 2014), and he has directed productions such as the UK premiere of Alan Alda's drama Radiance, and the 60th anniversary revival of the original stage play of Gigi.
Beth Burrows, who plays Anne, recently played Upstairs at the Gatehouse with her critically acclaimed one-woman show Sirens of the Silver Screen, and performed aboard the ships of Seabourn Cruise Line.
Alan Turkington, who plays Damian, has performed with the Donmar on West End and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
He has also performed in feature films, including Mary, Queen of Scots; King Arthur - Legend of the Sword; Dad's Army; and The Man From Uncle, and television including Rellik; X Company; Doctors; Mr Selfridge; and Hollyoaks.
Director/ playwright: Mark Giesser
Producer: Alces Productions
White Bear Theatre
138 Kennington Park Road
London SE11 4DJ
20 February to 10 March 2018
£16; £12 concessions