Anton Chekhov’s Vaudevilles
And other sketches, translated and adapted by Michael Frayn
13th January to 1st February 2014, Jermyn Street Theatre.
A famous writer driven to desperate acts by an over zealous fan, tricks with mustard played on faithful retainers, a widow’s mourning quickly overturned, the pomposity of an Inspector General deflated by a cart driver, a proposal breaking into furious argument at every turn and a husband never quite managing to give the speech he’s been told to.
3 one-act plays and 3 dramatised short stories by Chekhov, writing at the height of his inventive energy, have been translated and adapted by one of our greatest comic writers Michael Frayn to give an evening of hilarious entertainment.
Directed by Jenny Eastop
Cast: Jeremy Booth, Tara Dowd, Ben Higgins, Oliver Lavery, Alexandra Ryall and Michael Watson-Gray
Photos by Charlie Kerson:
Photos from 2012 production:
“It's a must-see for anyone who loves Chekhov and an eye-opener for anyone under the impression that an evening of Chekhov would be hard work”