Young Chekhov season
PLATONOV, IVANOV and THE SEAGULL
by Anton Chekhov
in versions by David Hare
The Young Chekhov trilogy opened to overwhelming acclaim at Chichester Festival Theatre last year. The company now come to the National, offering a unique chance to explore the birth of a revolutionary dramatic voice.
Performed by one ensemble of actors, each play can be seen as a single performance (see Platonov, Ivanov and The Seagull) or enjoyed together, either over different days or as a thrilling all-day theatrical experience.
"I have spent many all-day sessions in theatres but none quite as powerful as Young Chekhov, which has moved triumphantly from Chichester to the National’s Olivier stage. ...this combination of Platonov, Ivanov and The Seagull sends one out exhilarated. That is a tribute to Jonathan Kent’s production, David Hare’s version, Tom Pye’s design and a great company. But it is also because one learns so much about Chekhov in the course of a single day."