Olivier Theatre, National
(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat
Audiences will always flock to see the latest staging of Anton Chekhov’s celebrated work and this season of shows from the Young Chekhov Company will prove that all over again this year as they present three of his best works – Ivanov, The Seagull and Platonov.
Ivanov begins performances in the second half of July and will see audiences once again treated to the story of Nikolai Ivanov and his struggle to make his life feel like something, some time since it feels like it slipped away.
This version of Chekhov’s classic is adapted for the stage by David Hare, whilst Jonathan Kent directs. Hare is one of the best known playwrights working in the United Kingdom, having been behind some of the most celebrated works of the last few decades. From the recent The Moderate Soprano to previous hits like The Judas Kiss, Skylight, The Absence Of War, Racing Demon and Slag, he has made a profound impression on audiences, which has also translated into success on the screen as well.
He first penned this version of Ivanov in 1997 and it was later revived at the Chichester Festival Theatre last year. Now it makes its way to a London stage once again.
But the history of Ivanov doesn’t end with David Hare. The play dates back to the 19th century, with audiences first witnessing it in 1887. It has since been staged around the world on numerous occasions and continues to find new generations of audiences wherever it goes. As such we can expect it to continue to inspire and impress well into the future.
It opens at the prestigious Olivier National Theatre on South Bank on Tuesday 19th July 2016.
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 5th October 2016|
|Booking Until:||Wednesday, 5th October 2016|
|Running Time:||2 hours 45 minutes|
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