Poprygunya archiveBased on Anton Chekhov's 'The Grasshopper'. With the addition of Chekhov's letters and original writing by Linnie Reedman, Poprygunya becomes the imagined precursor to Chekhov's much loved play 'The Seagull'. This audacious and lovingly created production brings the darkly comedic tragic tale of life, with vivid brush strokes, passion, tragedy and soul stirring live, original music: piano, violins, accordion, balalaika and solo and choral singing. And Vodka...Olga is obsessed with celebrity, her husband with medical science, her lover with himself. In the background her dressmaker watches, crow-like, and weaves them all into her own dark fairytale. Meanwhile, Chekhov watches and weaves them too into his short story. Please note that Poprygunya contains nudity


Alistair Cope (Osip Stepanovitch Dymov), Andrew Mathys (Vasily Kalinnikov), Carrie Shaw (Vera Komissarzhevskaya), Henry Maynard (Antosha Chekhonte), Lara Parmiani (Masha), Penelope Tasker (Olga Ivanovna), William St Clair (Ivan Ryabovsky)


Author: Linnie Reedman
Company: Honest Hands Theatre Company
Director: Linnie Reedman
Musical Director: Joe Evans
Lighting: Paul Green
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Poprygunya (Play) production archive for QTIX code T590718259. Details of all Poprygunya archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S681433914

Archive Listings

8 May 07
27 May 07
Greenwich Playhouse
Outer London
Greater London

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