play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel
Ivanov Branagh_Kenneth


This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

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

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

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

About Wyndham’s Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA

Unlike film, theatre doesn't have an official age classification organisation. That means all age recommendations are subjective and should be treated as guidelines unless otherwise stated. With this in mind, we ask you to use your judgement in regards to a show’s suitability prior to purchase. However, we are more than happy to help you make a decision. Please email to find out more about your chosen show.