A Hero of Our Time

Sex, power, love, alienation and violence. A thrilling Russian dissection of the cruel and complicated games played by men, laying intimate thoughts unflinchingly bare. You are invited into the mind of a soldier.
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Genre: Drama
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Started: Monday 19 November 2018
Closed: Saturday 15 December 2018
Running time:1 hr 10 mins
Age suitability: Not available


Created by a new international company, comprised of artists from the UK, Belarus and Columbia, A Hero Of Our Time marks the world premiere of a new adaptation of Mikhail Lermontov's neglected 1840 novel.

Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, it comes to the Arcola for four weeks only.

Post-show Q&A: Join the cast and creative team on 22 November for a post show discussion on A Hero of Our Time. Free entry.


Pechorin, a resting soldier, amuses himself in a dull town by competing with his friend Grushnitsky over the affections of the young princess Mary.

As the game grows crueller and more calculating, intimate thoughts are laid unflinchingly bare.

Welcome into the mind of a soldier, where bars and ballrooms become battlefields.

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Postal address:
24 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL

Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

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Previews from:Monday 19 November 2018

Press night:Wednesday 21 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 15 December 2018

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 8‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm (7pm on 21 Nov)

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday - 3-30pm


£20, £16, £15




Oliver Bennett - Pechorin

Scarlett Saunders - Vera and Princess Mary

James Marlowe - Grushnitsky


Author: Mikhail Lermontov, adapted by Oliver Bennett and Vladimir Shcherban
Director: Vladimir Shcherban
Production: HUNCHtheatre

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