Chekhov wasn’t all doom and gloom. For a ‘user-friendly’ introduction to Russian classical theatre visit The Lights on Tuesday, 31 January.
The European Arts Company will be at The Lights to present a hugely entertaining collection of classic one-act farces by renowned Russian playwright, Anton Chekhov.
Including The Evils of Tobacco, The Dimwit, The Bear, Swan Song and The Proposal, this is Chekhov as you’ve never seen him before – funny! Originally performed in Russian vaudeville theatres, these bittersweet plays are Chekhov at his comic best - before The Seagull got stuffed, Uncle Vanya fired blanks, The Three Sisters started moaning and The Cherry Orchard was ‘car-parked’.
This wonderful performance will satisfy any Chekhov aficionado whilst also providing the perfect introduction to newcomers – an evening full of drama, laughter and some raucous vaudeville entertainment as well!
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