Ivanov - Young Chekhov Season

I'm not Running, Lyttelton Theatre, National

Nikolai Ivanov is only 35, a radical and a romantic, but already he’s feeling that he’s thrown his life away.

Determined not to become a small-town Hamlet, he hopes one last desperate romance may save him from a society rotten with anti-Semitism and drink. This electric play is powered both by hilarious satire and passionate self-disgust.

Adapted by David Hare whose stage plays include Skylight,Pravada and screenplays include The Hours and The Reader, directed by Jonathan Kent (Gypsy, Private Lives).


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Read Mark Shenton's 4* review


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Ivanov - Young Chekhov Season running time: 
2 hours 45 minutes
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Anton Chekhov, in a new version by David Hare
Chichester Festival Theatre and National Theatre
Jonathan Kent
Mark Henderson
Paul Groothuis
Tom Pye
Cast list:
Geoffrey Streatfeild (Ivanov), James McArdle (Lvov), Emma Amos, Pip Carter, Anna Chancellor, Jonathan Coy, Mark Donald, Peter Egan, Col Farrell, Beverley Klein, Adrian Lukis, Des McAleer, Mark Penfold, Nina Sosanya, Sarah Twomey, David Verrey, Olivia Vinall and Jade Williams
Other info:
Part of the Young Chekhov season

Olivier Theatre, National

South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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