Chekhov's First Play


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.
Chekhov's First Play at Battersea Arts Centre

Image: Battersea Arts Centre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Battersea Arts Centre
Starts: Wednesday 31 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 10 November 2018
Running time:1 hr 15 mins
Age suitability: 12+

Buy tickets button

Background


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.


Synopsis


'I'm having absolutely nothing to do with the theatre or the human race.


They can all go to hell.' Anton Chekhov


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.


Dead Centre's deconstructed and absurd take on Chekhov's First Play explores the essence of Chekhov and of performance itself.


Social media & info


Website link for this show Wikipedia link for this show YouTube link for this show Facebook link for this show twitter link for this show

Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
Lavender Hill
Battersea
London SW11 5TN

Box office tel: 020 7223 2223

Box office email: Send Mail

Location map for Battersea Arts Centre

Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 31 October 2018

Closes:Saturday 10 November 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£15 - £26

Buy tickets button

Creatives


Production: Dead Centre

Buy tickets from ActDrop for ...


Buy tickets for Everybody's Talking About Jamie