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VenueJack Studio Theatre (previously Brockley Studio Theatre)
TownOuter London
CountyGreater London
From19th January 2011
To29th January 2011
PricesFrom £10.00. To £10.00.
What is currently on at Jack Studio Theatre (previously Brockley Studio Theatre) (V299)

The Overcoat

The OvercoatT01412490858
First 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.
Author Nikolai Gogol
Adapted by James Fenimore

Archive :: production:T01412490858, play:S4510, venue:V299

Production details

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.


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Producer Assembly Point Productions
Adapted by Howard Colyer
Director Eero Suojanen
Design Libby Todd
Costume Libby Todd
Lighting William Ingham
Performer Charlie Kerson
Performer Colin Appleby
Performer Russell Anthony
Performer Chris Bearne
Performer Peter Saracen
Performer Ksenia Zaitseva
Performer Cate Myddleton-Evans
Performer Nathan Parkin
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