Closing 23/01/2010

A Jubliee For Anton Chekhov is a star studded celebration of Anton Chekhov’s 150th birthday.

Each evening a different show takes place: writers discuss their favourite Chekhov stories and actors read them; Michael Pennington performs his acclaimed one man show, Anton Chekhov; and Richard Eyre directs extracts from Chekhov’s major plays.

Monday 18 January, 19:30
Chekhov’s Vaudevilles
Michael Frayn
With David Horovitch, Miriam Margolyes and Steve McNeil

Tuesday 19 January, 19:30
Chekhov’s Women
Lynne Truss on In The Cart and The Darling
With Rosamund Pike

Wednesday 20 January, 19:30
Chekhov’s Major Plays
Richard Eyre
With friends

Thursday 21 January, 19:30
Chekhov’s Doctors
William Boyd on Ionych
With Eileen Atkins

Friday 22 January, 19:30
The Perfect Short Story
David Hare on The Lady With The Little Dog
With Penelope Wilton

Saturday 23 January, 15:00
Anton Chekhov
An afternoon in the company of the elusive Russian playwright in the form of a narrative comprised of Chekhov’s own words, be they from a play, story or personal correspondence. Michael Pennington’s one man show premiered at the National Theatre in 1984 and has toured the world, been broadcast in two separate radio adaptations and been the subject of an Omnibus documentary for the BBC.

Saturday 23 January, 19:30
Chekhov And Unrequited Love
William Fiennes on Verochka
With Simon Russell Beale

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