Caught up in the maelstrom of post-revolutionary Russia, the Pesiakoff family lose their palatial Moscow home and are re-accommodated in a dilapidated imperial train, complete with their maid. Assigned the position of telephone inspector, Nikolai, unflappable and immaculate in his elegant English suit, soon neglects his duties for a private ambition: to be the first man in the world to record sound on film. We invite you to join this exuberant family as they clatter across the Soviet Union, striving to succeed and survive in a world with a dangerous and uncertain future.Performers Philip Bretherton (Nikolai), Diana Kent (Eugenia), Celia Meiras (Polya), Ilan Goodman (Sasha), Owen Aaronovitch (Verkoff), Jim Findley, Jonathan Wright.
Author Stephen Poliakoff. Corporate Sponsor Presence. Producer Nottingham Playhouse. Director Esther Richardson. Design Jamie Vartan. Lighting Jamie Vartan. Lighting James Farncombe. Sound Stuart Briner. Director Vik Sivalingam (movement).