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Swan Song archiveSvetlidova, an aging comic actress, stumbles out onto the boards and realizes she has fallen asleep in her dressing room, now the stage is empty, the show over, and the audience long gone. Once a great artist, but now a confirmed drunk, she looks death in the face and gives her greatest performances by acting as Medea, Salome, Lady Macbeth, Ophelia and makes an amazing combination of these characters and her own as an old clown. She reminiscences about her life and discovers the past and present somehow remain intact but only on the stage. An ambitious new adaptation of one of Chekhov's most poignant texts.

Author Anton Chekhov.

Archive listings for Swan Song

Work type: Play.


Company Little Goblin Productions (based on the play by Anton Chekhov).
10 Jun 14 to 29 Jun 14General, Outer London :: V1087
listing details L01630274373


Company Peter Hall Company. Translation Stephen Mulrine. Director Peter Hall. Performer Peter Bowles. Performer Charles Edwards. Performer James Laurenson.
14 Sep 09 to 19 Sep 09Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
listing details L1743353554
7 Sep 09 to 12 Sep 09Rose Theatre Kingston, Kingston :: V051452426
listing details L83321967
31 Aug 09 to 5 Sep 09Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
listing details L01330946348
24 Aug 09 to 29 Aug 09Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
listing details L0711781704
17 Aug 09 to 22 Aug 09The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L01999629656
25 Jun 09 to 1 Aug 09Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L1472629075


Company Tehran World Theatre. Adapted by Ara Bazmi.
10 Feb 06 to 11 Feb 06Arts Depot, Outer London :: V320
listing details L01274380035

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