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In rehearsal: Wild Honey

Published 16 November 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents Michael Frayn’s Wild Honey, directed by Howard Davies and Jonathan Kent.

This comedy of errors, drawn from Chekhov’s untitled – and posthumously discovered – early play, is a tale of nineteenth century Russian life replete with classic misunderstandings, irrepressible desires and nostalgia for a vanishing world.   

Village schoolmaster Mikhail Vasilyevich has it all: wit, intelligence, a comfortable and respectable life in provincial Russia, and the attentions of four beautiful women – one of whom is his devoted wife… As summer arrives and the seasonal festivities commence, the rapidly intensifying heat makes everyone giddy with sunlight, vodka – and passion. 

Geoffrey Streatfeild will make his Hampstead Theatre debut in the role of Platonov.

Wild Honey previews from 2 December at the Hampstead Theatre. To book your tickets, visit the venue’s website.

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