Sons without Fathers - Chekhov's Platonov at Arcola

Sons Without Fathers, a new version of Anton Chekhov’s Platonov, adapted and directed by Helena Kaut-Howson, at the Arcola Studio 1 Theatre, in east London, from 8 May to 15 June 2013.

It is designed by Iona McLeish , lighting by Alex Wardle, sound by Paul Bull. Produced by Belgrade Theatre, Arcola Theatre and KP Productions.

Village school teacher Platonov is a man who is loved by women. Despite his best intentions, he is drawn into a series of extra-marital affairs that all hold the promise of escape from the provincial Russian reality where he and his circle of friends are trapped. Consumed by bitterness and disappointment, they attempt to fill their lives with sex and vodka, blaming their fathers for the mess they’ve been left in.

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