Closing 08/10/2016
Running Time 2hr30

The Young Chekhov trilogy follows up its lauded run at the Chichester Festival Theatre with its second instalment, Ivanov, at the National Theatre, telling the story of a man desperate to escape the society within which he has become entrenched.

Centring on the 35 year-old radical romantic Nikolai Ivanov as he fears he has thrown his life away, the play focuses on his one last attempt at glory: a final fling to save him from a society rotten with anti-Semitism and drink.

This critically acclaimed play, charged with hilarious satire and passionate self-disgust, is the second part of the Young Chekhov trilogy, preceded by Platonov and followed by The Seagull, and affords a unique opportunity to explore the birth of a revolutionary dramatic voice. Each play can be seen as a single performance over different days, or as a thrilling all-day theatrical experience; see the show page for more details.

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