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Dying For It

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About the Show Less...

A satirical comedy in which a man, disheartened with life, decides to commit suicide, only to find that a number of people would like him to die on their behalf. Read More >

Hallway-dwelling Semyon is unemployed and disheartened with life. When his last hope at turning his life around disappears, he decides to commit suicide, only to find that a number of people would like him to die on their behalf. On the night of the deed, a party grows towards a glorious climax.

Playwright Moira Buffini has freely adapted Nikolai Erdman’s The Suicide, which was banned by Stalin before a single performance, to create Dying For It. Her other plays include Dinner, Love Play, Silence and Doomsday Girl.

For more information on this production, please read The First Night Feature


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 08/03/2007

Opening Night: 15/03/2007

Closing Night: 28/04/2007

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Cast & Creative


Tom Brooke, Susan Brown, Charlie Condou, Michelle Dockery, Barnaby Kay, Paul Rider, Tony Rohr, Sophie Stanton, Ronan Vibert, Liz White


Director - Anna Mackmin

Designer - Lez Brotherston

Lighting Designer - Paul Keogan

Author - Moira Buffini

About Almeida Theatre

Almeida Street, London N1 1TA

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