Ivanov

Ivanov

Barbican Centre · 11 OCT - 12 OCT

Theatre of Nations

Overview

Groaning under financial debt, coping with the stress of a dying wife, and thinking of betraying his marriage vows, office worker Ivanov is full of self-loathing. A brooding presence surrounded by an intriguing company of sharply drawn characters – among them a devoted love interest, a brutally honest family doctor and a wastrel uncle – he is losing control of his life and ill-prepared to find a way out.

Russian director Timofey Kulyabin approaches Chekhov’s play with fierce insight and relentless drive, drawing out luminous performances that set the stage alight. Complete with a frivolous, sparkler-waving, heavy-drinking party scene, the production brings fresh perspective to the text while retaining its keen observation and comedic eye for detail. It was hailed in New York as ‘a spectacle of mind and sight’ (Front Row Center).

Age Recommendation: 16+

Date & time

Opening 11 Oct
Fri 11 Oct - Sat 11 Oct, 7pm

Venue

Barbican Centre
Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions

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