Greg Hicks stars in The Kreutzer Sonata at the Arcola

The Theatre Chipping Norton production of The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy, adapted by Nancy Harris, will run at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston, east London, from 6 to 23 July 2016 with an official opening on 11 July.

RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks will star in the production alongside Alice Pinto (Piano) and Phillip Granell (Violin). Hicks returns to the Arcola following his previously acclaimed run in 'Clarion'.

Based on Leo Tolstoy’s short story, which was banned in both Russia and America for its radical views on sex and marriage, this stage adaptation has been adapted to include two live musicians, directed by John Terry with original music and musical direction by Harry Sever.

"Confined within a lonely train carriage, Pozdnyshev is driven mad by jealousy, a disintegrated marriage and the overwhelming power of Beethoven’s music. He recounts the moment when he watched his wife, a pianist, perform the famous Kreutzer Sonata with another man, and became convinced that the breathless passion of the performance could only mean that they were having an affair."

The production originally opened in September 2015 at The Theatre Chipping Norton.

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