Chekhov's First Play

Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London

Picture of Chekhov's First Play

Event location:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), Lavender Hill
When:Event passed!
It was on
Wed 31st Oct 2018 to
Sat 10th Nov 2018

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Where:Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
Map:Map & Nearby
Admission:£15 - £26

About the event

Dead Centre

Part of Phoenix Season

‘I’m having absolutely nothing to do with the theatre or the human race. They can all go to hell.’ Anton Chekhov

During the turmoil of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Maria Chekhov, Anton’s sister, placed many of her late brother’s manuscripts and papers in a safety deposit box in Moscow. In 1921 Soviet scholars opened the box and discovered a play.

The title page was missing. The play they found has too many characters, too many themes, too much action. All in all, it’s generally dismissed as unstageable. Like life.

Dead Centre’s deconstructed and absurd take on Chekhov’s First Play explores the essence of Chekhov and of performance itself.

Running Time: 75 mins
Age Recommendation: 12+

'A perceptive and funny dismantling of theatre'
The Stage

'Riveting. Takes a wrecking ball to theatrical convention'
The Irish Times

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