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Kenneth Branagh stars in Chekhov's early drama. Read More >

Kenneth Branagh stars in the title role of Chekhov’s early drama, Ivanov, in a new version by Tom Stoppard.

Nikolai Ivanov is an intelligent man caught up in a provincial life in Russia, deep in debt and with a terminally ill wife. His turmoil is compounded when he finds himself attracted to a beautiful young neighbour, Sasha. Disgusted by his own behaviour and hounded by his wife’s young, idealistic doctor, Ivanov is driven into torment.

Branagh, making his long-awaited return to the West End stage, leads a stellar cast that includes Gina McKee (The Lover & The Collection on stage, TV’s Our Friends In The North) as Ivanov’s wife Anna, this year’s Best Newcomer Laurence Olivier Award-winner Tom Hiddleston as Lvov and rising star Andrea Riseborough as Sasha. 

This is the first production in the Donmar Warehouse’s year-long residency at the Wyndham’s theatre in the West End. For more information, read our First Night Feature or our Big Interview with Tom Hiddleston.



Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 12/09/2008

Opening Night: 17/09/2008

Closing Night: 29/11/2008

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Cast & Creative


Kenneth Branagh, John Atterbury, Lucy Briers, Linda Broughton, Lorcan Cranitch, Tom Hiddleston, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Gina McKee, Kevin R McNally, Andrea Riseborough, Malcolm Sinclair, James Tucker


Director - Michael Grandage

Producer - Donmar Warehouse

Designer - Christopher Oram

Lighting Designer - Paule Constable

Sound - Adam Cork

Author - Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Tom Stoppard

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