VenueUpstairs at the Gatehouse
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From17th August 1999
To10th September 1999
What is currently on at Upstairs at the Gatehouse (V1170)
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Russian schoolteacher, Mikhail Platonov, has a problem, one he has lived with all his life - he's irresistible to women. Alongside the attentions of his home-loving wife, Sasha, he must also attend to the racing pulses of Maria Grekova, a young chemistry student, Sofya Yegorovna, a married acquaintance from his past, and most dangerously of all, one of Chekhov's greatest creations, Anna Petrovna, a formidably intelligent widow. If that wasn't enough, he's broke, in debt, and about to lose his home. For the sanity of everyone, and the stability of society, something must be done about Platonov. Set in the blazing heat of the middle of nowhere, complete with criminals who live in the forest and a runaway train, this freewheeling comedy is a cry of defiance at the adult traps of conventionality and moral hypocrisy.
Author Anton Chekhov

Archive :: production:T0168468890, play:S076814696, venue:V1170

Production details

A pruned version.


Company Tenth Planet Productions Ltd
Adapted by Brian Astbury
Director Brian Astbury
Performer Harry Meacher
Performer Judi Bowker
Performer Harry Meacher
Performer Judi Bowker
Performer Steve Brownlie
Performer Emma Christer
Performer Christopher Gilling
Performer Lynsey Hardwick
Performer Martin Isbister
Performer Adele Lynch
Performer Richard Mann
Performer Nick Marlow
Performer Mark Underwood

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