By Anton Chekhov, A New Version by Robert Icke, Directed by Robert Icke
5 Feb — 26 Mar 2016
Things your life could be:
(1) a farce. (2) a tragedy. (3) pointless. (4) all of the above.
Things you could do about it:
(1) keep living. (2) stop living. (3) stop someone else living. (4) nothing.
Even so, what has your life been worth?
Chekhov’s late masterpiece examines human behaviour in all of its beautiful, terrible, laughable contradiction. Following his reimagining of Oresteia (Almeida / West End), Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke (2015 Evening Standard Theatre Award Winner – Best Director for Oresteia) directs a new production of Chekhov’s greatest play. Paul Rhys makes his Almeida debut in the title role.
CAST & CREATIVES
Version/Direction Robert Icke
Set Hildegard Bechtler
Costume Jessica Curtis
Light Jackie Shemesh
Sound Ian Dickinson for Autograph
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Assistant Direction Jocelyn Cox
Costume Supervision Rachel Dickson
Fight Direction Kevin McCurdy
Jessica Brown Findlay