Fortune's Fool

Old Vic Theatre
West End

This satire of nineteenth-century Russian society is an explosive family drama played out over the course of twenty-four hours. A pair of newlyweds arrive at their country estate to be welcomed by Kuzovkin, the penniless gentleman-in-residence. Their wealthy and mischievous neighbour Tropatchov calls by for a seemingly innocent celebratory lunch. Fuelled by champagne the proceedings degenerate, leading to a shocking revelation with far-reaching consequences.

Ivan Turgenev, adapted by Mike Poulton
Lucy Bailey
Fortune's Fool Schedule
Opening date: 
Friday, 6 December, 2013
Booking to: 
Saturday, 22 February, 2014
103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
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Our Review

NOTE: Since this review Iain Glen has withdrawn "following doctor’s advice".

This is one of the best surprises of this cracking autumn season. It’s a play which doesn’t turn up often: unlike Ivan Turgenev’s better known “A Month In The Country” it lay pretty well ignored by the English-speaking world for a century and a half. But Mike Poulton was taken with it, and after... Read more

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