Jermyn Street Theatre
the UK premiere of
The Last Ones
By Maxim Gorky
Translated by Cathy Porter.
Directed by Anthony Biggs
Designed by Cecilia Trono
My children, my babes, my last ones…
1908, all of Russia is in chaos. Following the euphoria of the October Revolution, a tough crackdown by the government on liberals and dissidents has caused a rise in extremism, with a wave of assassinations, terrorism and open revolt. In a small town near Kazan a corrupt ex-police chief, fallen on hard times through womanising and gambling, has been forced to rely on the goodwill of his wealthy but ailing brother. As the family fritter away the last of the brother’s fortune on bribes in attempt to restore them to power, there are rumblings of discontent amongst the youngest children, the last ones. As their world begins to collapse around them, why must they be left to pay for the sins of their parents?
The Last Ones is a strikingly relevant and vivid portrayal of a family and a country in the grip of revolution, from one of the most important writers of the Twentieth Century.
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday matinees 3.00pm (Please note earlier time)
£22.00 £18.00 concessions
Earlybird Offer all tickets £17.00 if booked before 1st May
Previews: £10.00 Wed 7th & Thurs 8th only