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Wild Honey extends booking at the Hampstead Theatre
Michael Frayn's play extends by one week.
The Hampstead Theatre's production of Wild Honey, a new play by Michael Frayn from the play without a name by Anton Chekhov, has extended its booking to 21 January 2017. The production opened at their north London venue on 8 December, following previews from 2 December 2016 and was originally booking to 14 January 2017.
Directed by the late Howard Davies alongside Jonathan Kent, the cast includes Geoffrey Streatfeild, Bruce Alexander, Joe Bannister, Gunnar Cauthery, Simon Chandler, Kammy Darweish, Joe Evans, Matthew Flynn, Jo Herbert, Rebecca Humphries, Justine Mitchell, Adrian Richards and Sophie Rundle.
"This comedy of errors, drawn from Chekhov’s untitled – and posthumously discovered - early play, is a tale of nineteenth century Russian life replete with classic misunderstandings, irrepressible desires and nostalgia for a vanishing world. Village schoolmaster Platonov has it all: wit, intelligence, a comfortable and respectable life in provincial Russia, and the attentions of four beautiful women - one of whom is his devoted wife… As summer arrives and the seasonal festivities commence, the rapidly intensifying heat makes everyone giddy with sunlight, vodka – and passion."
The production features designs by Rob Howell, lighting by Peter Mumford, sound design by Mike Walker and music by Dominic Muldowney.
Michael Frayn has written sixteen plays, including Copenhagen, Afterlife, Benefactors, Donkeys’ Years, and Democracy. He has also translated for the theatre, mostly Chekhov and other plays as well as Wild Honey from the Russian.
Wild Honey tickets are now on sale.