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Oct 31
Nov 10

Chekhov’s First Play

Stage and Screen Battersea Arts Centre

  • 31st Oct 2018 - 10th Nov 2018
  • 20:00
  • Battersea Arts Centre
  • £15-£26

Event Details

Dead Centre Part of Phoenix Season. ‘I’m having absolutely nothing to do with the theatre or the human race. They can all go to hell.’ Anton Chekhov During the turmoil of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Maria Chekhov, Anton’s sister, placed many of her late brother’s manuscripts and papers in a safety deposit box in Moscow. In 1921 Soviet scholars opened the box and discovered a play. The title page was missing. The play they found has too many characters, too many themes, too much action. All in all, it’s generally dismissed as unstageable. Like life. Dead Centre’s deconstructed and absurd take on Chekhov’s First Play explores the essence of Chekhov and of performance itself. Running Time: 75 mins Age Recommendation: 12+

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Lavender Hill, Vauxhall, London, SW11 5TN

020 7223 2223

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