Tolstoy's story of infidelity and betrayal. Russia 1877. Anna Karenina, a married woman, falls passionately in love with the devastatingly handsome Count Vronsky. She deserts her husband and child to live with her lover. But as society shuns her, fear and suspicion of Vronsky's love and fidelity grow.
Archive :: production:T01314884301, play:S2346, venue:V182
Performed in Russian with English surtitles. There are as many adaptations of Anna Karenina, as there are different kinds of actors and directors. London based Russian company Xameleon Theatre is back with the true theatrical roller coaster. Each of 4 actresses performing in the play are playing not only Anna Karenina, but also all other characters of the novel, including male characters. This adaptation of Anna Karenina is not a period drama, neither it is a tale of the distant past. It is a story about society, faith and love, told in a contemporary way.