Dying For It by Moira Buffini at the Jack Studio Theatre
The Actor Works Company presents Dying For It by Moira Buffini, adapted from Nikolai Erdman’s 'The Suicide', at the Jack Studio Theatre, a 50-seat fringe venue adjoining the Brockley Jack Pub, in Brockley, south London, from 21 October to 8 November 2014.
The play is directed by Daniel Brennan and the cast includes Darren Latham (Semyon), Zeynep Sandi (Masha), Elaine Harry (Serafima), Gosia Roska (Margarita), Jonathon Marx (Alexander), Mark Lisseman (Yegor), Phil Hatchard (Aristarkh), Karina Knapinska (Kleopatra), David Hemsted (Yelpidy) and Roger Carvalho (Viktor). The roles of undertakers/beggars are played by Anjali Bhat, Jon Bradshaw, Hannah Cheetham and Anita Karklina.
Synopsis: "Semyon is unemployed and lives in the hallway of an urban slum in 1920s Soviet Russia. By his own admission, he is a maggot, not a man, and decides to end his miserable life. Word quickly spreads and his comrades come running to his side… each intent on persuading him to die for their cause. Will he die for truth? For love? For God? For art? Or will he die on his own terms?"
Playwright Moira Buffini has recently enjoyed success in the West End with 'Handbagged' at the Vaudeville Theatre from 3 April to 2 Aug 2014, following a run at the Tricycle Theatre in north London from 26 September to 16 November 2013.