Misail is a frustrated architect's son, contemptuous of his privileged background and convinced that his place is among the workers. To his family's disgust, he tries his hand at manual labour before moving to a country estate to manage a farm. But the rural life to which he'd aspired brings bitter disappointment and tragedy to Misail and those he loves... One of Wales's greatest writers and directors, Peter Gill, returns to Chekhov's Russia with his adaptation of this heartbreaking story, exploring how lofty ideals can decay into frustration and hatred.Performers Kezia Burrows, Alex Clatworthy, Richard Corgan, Helen Griffin, Lee Haven-Jones, Mike Hayward, Mark Lewis, Sara Lloyd-Gregory, John-Paul Macleod, Liam Mansfield, Clive Merrison, Kenneth Price, Nicholas Shaw, William Thomas, Menna Trussler.
Adapted by Peter Gill (from Chekhove's story). Presented by National Theatre Wales. Director Peter Gill. Design Alison Chitty. Music Terry Davies. Lighting Paul Pyant.