Available to watch from 22 May 2021 14:00
"I don't like theatre. I can't stand the actors."
Written and performed by MICHAEL PENNINGTON
Michael Pennington‚Äôs 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.
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“Marvellously done ... Chekhov to the life.”
The New York Times