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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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London E8 3DL
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
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