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The Seagull – Stage Russia – Satirikon Theatre, Moscow

Pushkin House, London ****
(filmed and recorded before a live audience at Satirikon Theatre, Moscow)

© Ekaterina Tsvetkova, Satirikon company, ensemble of the highest order, Act 2

© Ekaterina Tsvetkova, Satirikon company, ensemble of the highest order, Act 2

What extraordinary actors the Russians produce and what a revelation is this newly filmed version by Moscow’s Satirikon Theatre uncomfortable, disturbing, unsettling though it also is. Continue reading

The Seagull

Lyric Hammersmith, London ***

© Tristram Kenton, Adelayo Adedayo as Nina, Brien Vernel as Konstantin, two young creative souls destined to be crushed....

© Tristram Kenton, Adelayo Adedayo as Nina, Brien Vernel as Konstantin, two young creative souls destined to be crushed….

I couldn’t help wondering what the shoals of young college students who trooped into the Lyric last night were making of this latest version of Chekhov’s classic about innocence defiled, Art and ambition. Continue reading