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VenueChiswick Playhouse (formerly The Tabard Theatre)
TownOuter London
CountyGreater London
From8th March 1999
To27th March 1999
What is currently on at Chiswick Playhouse (formerly The Tabard Theatre) (V334)

The Suicide

The SuicideT01168467859
Semyon is unemployed and broke. It is very bad and not a laughing matter. The Government can't help. In fact the Government is part of the problem. He has an idea that the answer to his problems might be to learn the tuba. But to learn the tuba he needs a piano. He can't afford a piano. So he decides to kill himself. And then his problems really begin! Out of this dark situation, one of the 20th century's greatest satirists - Nikolai Erdman - fashioned a comic masterpiece that is one of the jewels of the Russian stage. The Suicide was so near the bone, the Soviet Government banned the play for half a century and sent Erdman to Siberia. But the play survived. Come and see if Semyon does too.
Author Nikolai Erdman

Archive :: production:T01168467859, play:S5132, venue:V334

Production details


Adapted by Eileen Thalenberg
Adapted by Alan Richardson
Performer Cait Chidgey
Performer Kay Dobby
Performer Giles Fagan
Director Marc Brenner
Design Richard Evans
Performer Matthew Grist
Performer Neil Howman
Performer Tracy Jewitt
Performer George Kay
Performer Thomas Lee-Smith
Performer Isabel Miller
Performer Sarah Moltoni
Performer Simon Stanhope
Performer Daniel Wain
Performer Katharine Waugh

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