Platonov - Young Chekhov Season

Platonov - Young Chekhov Season

Schoolteacher Mikhail Platonov has a problem – he’s irresistible to women. Set in the blazing heat of a rural summer, this freewheeling comedy is a cry of youthful defiance against the compromises of middle age.

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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Platonov - Young Chekhov Season running time: 
2 hours 30 minutes
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Anton Chekhov, in a new version by David Hare
Jonathan Kent
Mark Henderson
Paul Groothuis
Tom Pye
Cast list:
James McArdle (Platonov), Emma Amos, Pip Carter, Anna Chancellor, Jonathan Coy, Mark Donald, Peter Egan, Col Farrell, Beverley Klein, Adrian Lukis, Des McAleer, Mark Penfold, Nina Sosanya, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Sarah Twomey, David Verrey, Olivia Vinall and Jade Williams

Olivier Theatre, National

South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Individual ratings: "Platonov" (*****), "Ivanov" (****), and "The Seagull" (****) There'a a surprising paradox at the heart of a day's theatre of three plays that each revolve in different ways around characters suffering from debilitating depressions, and that is that they are far from depressing. Chekhov is for me the theatre's patron saint of depression: as a sometime sufferer myself, he... Read more

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