Classics, Footprints Festival

Anton Chekhov

BY MICHAEL PENNINGTON.
21 May -
22 May 2021

Overview

“I don’t like the theatre. I can’t stand the actors.”

Michael Pennington’s celebrated Anton Chekhov takes the form of an evening spent in the company of the Russian writer towards the end of his life. In it he reminisces about his life, his times and work; he demonstrates his writing technique by telling stories, speaks about the theatre and engages deeply and humorously with his English audience.

Premiered at the National Theatre in 1984, Anton Chekhov has played all over the world. It was revived by the National and also seen at the Old Vic and at Chichester. It has been broadcast in two separate radio adaptations and been the subject of an Omnibus documentary on BBC television.

 

TICKET BAND B

Friday 21 May 7.30pm
Saturday 22 May 2.00pm


People

Michael Pennington
Performer
Four-time Olivier Award nominee Michael Pennington is Honorary Associate Artist of the RSC and founded the English Shakespeare Company.



Media

“Marvellously done ... Chekhov to the life.”
The New York Times

 
 

Tickets

21 May -
22 May 2021

Running time: 105 minutes.

Festival Pass
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In Theatre Band B
Concessions available to 65+, theatre unions, Access needs, or Universal Credit

At Home Band B
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