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Young Chekhov: Platonov

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Opening to sweeping critical acclaim at the Chichester Festival Theatre last year, the Young Chekhov Trilogy arrives at the National Theatre with Platonov, a free-wheeling comic cry of youthful defiance. Read More >

Opening to sweeping critical acclaim at the Chichester Festival Theatre last year, the Young Chekhov trilogy arrives at the National Theatre with Platonov, a free-wheeling comic cry of youthful defiance.

Set in the searing heat of a rural summer, disillusioned schoolteacher Mikhail Platonov finds himself the subject of advances from numerous women.

But already married, and mired deep in contempt for the society that surrounds him, he remains steadfastly opposed to the compromises of middle age.

A new adaptation by David Hare, Platonov forms the first leg of the Young Chekhov trilogy, followed by Ivanov and The Seagull, affording 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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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 14/07/2016

Opening Night: 3/08/2016

Closing Night: 8/10/2016

Running time: 2h45

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Emma Amos, Pip Carter, Anna Chancellor, Jonathan Coy, Mark Donald, Peter Egan, Col Farrell, Joshua James, Beverley Klein, Adrian Lukis, Des McAleer, James McArdle, Mark Penfold, Luke Pierre, Nina Sosanya, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Sarah Twomey, David Verrey, Olivia Vinall, Jade Williams

Creative

Director - Jonathan Kent

Producer - Chichester Festival Theatre

Lighting Designer - Mark Henderson

Movement Director - Paul Benzing

Set Designer - Tom Pye

Sound - Paul Groothuis

Author - Anton Chekhov

Music By - Jonathon Dove

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