05 May 2006 - 05 May 2006


A new version by David Hare

By Maxim Gorky

£6 - £29.5

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"A real discovery...the missing link between Chekhov and the Russian revolution"

The Observer 

"A superb theatrical achievement...an excellent cast...Michael Attenborough's admirable staging...this is a major event in our theatre"

Financial Times

Russia is at a turning point, Zakhar Bardin, liberal minded and from the landowning class, is now the uneasy owner of a factory. His managing director is determined to face down the militant workers. The consequences prove to be momentous.

Written in exile immediately after the Revolution of 1905, and banned in his home country, Gorky's extraoridnary play presents a panoramic view of a restless, volatile society

David Hare is the author of many plays including Skylight, Plenty, The Absence of War, Via Dolorosa and Stuff Happens. He also adapted Chekhov's Platonov and Ivanov for the Almeida Theatre.


Dates & Tickets

Fri 5 May 2006

Cast & Creatives

Cast includes: Martin Barron, John Benfield, Sean Chapman, Jack Davenport, Amanda Drew, Sean Gilder, Patrick Godfrey, John Higgins, Toby Kebbell, Stephen Noonan, Edward Peel, Amanda Root, Glynn Sweet, Graham Turner, Tony Turner, Robin Weaver, Matthew Wilson, Sandra Voe, Deka Walmsley, Jodie Whitaker.

Directed by Micahel Attenborough

Designed by Simon Higlett

Lighting by Tim Mitchell

Sound by Paul Arditti