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VenueWyndham's Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From12th September 2008
Opened17th September 2008
To29th November 2008
PricesFrom £10.00. To £32.50.
What is currently on at Wyndham's Theatre (V421)


First staged at Korsh's Russian Dramatic Theatre, Moscow, in 1887. Nikolai Ivanov, a regional councillor and landowner, has tried to live his life in a bold new way, taking risks in everything from business to romance. Now his estate is failing, his wife is dangerously ill and he's up to his neck in debt. To cap it all, he's surrounded by malicious gossip. Against his better judgment he sees an irresistible opportunity, in the adoring form of Sasha Lebedev, daughter of the Chairman of the local council. She offers her devotion, youth and beauty, but also the considerable riches of her name. But can Ivanov survive the guilt and shame scandal would bring? Set in a remote backwater, this angry and outspoken play, streaked with satire, drink and anti-Semitism, is full of an outright passion Chekhov would soon forego in his later plays.
Author Chekhov

Archive :: production:T04043311, play:S3764, venue:V421

Production details

Special Performances

  • 12 Nov 08 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)


Producer Donmar Warehouse
Adapted by Tom Stoppard
Director Michael Grandage
Design Christopher Oram
Lighting Paule Constable
Music Adam Cork
Sound Adam Cork
Performer Kenneth Branagh (Ivanov)
Performer Andrea Riseborough (Sasha)
Performer Sylvestra Le Touzel (Zinaida)
Performer Lucy Briers (Babakina)
Performer Lorcan Cranitch (Borkin)
Performer Gina McKee (Anna Petrovna)
Performer Kevin R McNally (Lebedev)
Performer Linda Broughton (Avdotya)
Performer Malcolm Sinclair (Shabelsky)
Performer Tom Hiddleston (Lvov)
Performer John Atterbury (Yegorushka/Pyotr)
Performer James Tucker (Kosykh)
Performer Ian Drysdale
Performer Giovanna Falcone
Performer Malcolm Ridley

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