Ad not shown


The Overcoat archiveFirst published in 1842, Gogol's classic tells the tale of Akaky Bashmachkin - a penniless, aging clerk in an unknown government department of St. Petersburg - who realizes his precious, shabby old coat will not last the winter. He has no option but to tighten his belt to afford a new one. But when his beautiful, immaculately tailored overcoat is finally ready, then his life seems suddenly filled with purpose - while out on the streets wretched souls are desperately yearning for the all encompassing warmth of his overcoat. Bashmachkin’s desperate struggle with poverty in a society defined by possessions is particularly resonant in the midst of Britain’s current economic climate, and with his scrupulous and scathing realism as well as philosophical depth, Gogol is still considered one of the greatest ever satirists. The company offers a faithful and culturally authentic interpretation of Nikolai Gogol’s absurdist satire, one of Russia’s most important texts, which has inspired Russian writers from Nabokov to Dostoyevsky.


Charlie Kerson, Colin Appleby, Russell Anthony, Chris Bearne, Peter Saracen, Ksenia Zaitseva, Cate Myddleton-Evans, Nathan Parkin


Author: Nikolai Gogol
Adapted by(s): James Fenimore, Howard Colyer
Producer: Assembly Point Productions
Director: Eero Suojanen
Design: Libby Todd
Costume: Libby Todd
Lighting: William Ingham

The Overcoat

The Overcoat (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01412490858. Details of all The Overcoat archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4510

Archive Listings

19 Jan 11
29 Jan 11
Jack Studio Theatre (previously Brockley Studio Theatre)
Outer London, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive


No UKTW or User reviews available.
Ad not shown
CORONAVIRUS: All venues in the UK were shut down on March 16, 2020, and the restrictions were finally lifted on July 19, 2021. It is important to mention that the UK Theatre Web archive listings (iUKTDb) from March 2020 to July 2021 might not be accurate due to the lack of information regarding rescheduled and cancelled shows.

Mastodon X - Twitter © Dynamic Listing Ltd, UK. 1995-2024