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Anton Chekhov

‘Totally compelling… a beautifully modulated piece of acting…’ The Guardian
‘Chekhov in all his humour and humanity…It is fortunate that so remarkable a writer and man has attracted so remarkable an actor…’ Sunday Telegraph
‘he [Michael Pennington] takes you with him along paths of beauty...’

Written and Performed by Michael Pennington.

Michael Pennington’s celebrated one man show Anton Chekhov takes the form of an evening in
the company of the Russian writer towards the end of his life. In it he reminisces about his life, his
times and work; he demonstrates his writing technique by telling stories, speaks about the theatre and
engages deeply with his English audience. Everything in the performance was said or written by
Chekhov himself.

Universally praised, Anton Chekhov was premiered at the National Theatre, has played at the
Belfast Festival, the Jerusalem Festival, toured Israel and Germany, played seasons in Barcelona, Dublin,
the Peter Hall season at the Old Vic and the Chichester Festival Theatre. It has most recently been seen
in 2003 again at the National Theatre. The forthcoming production has been substantially revised.


Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

11 - 15 Mar 2003

Oxford Playhouse

1 - 5 Apr 2003

Creative Team

Written and Performed by

Michael Pennington