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Cost Tickets £10, conc £8
Tel0844 847 2454
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Adapted by Howard Colyer from a short story by Gogol
Presented by Assembly Point Productions

'What a coat! You look human in that!'

Every so often life ends and mere existence begins; such is the fate of Bashmachkin - a penniless, aging clerk in an unknown government department of St. Petersburg - for all he does is eat, sleep and copy classified documents. But this too shall pass.

When Bashmachkin realizes his precious, shabby old coat will not live through the merciless winter, he has no option but to tighten his belt to afford a new one. But after the mundane struggle is over, and Bashmachkin's beautiful, immaculately tailored overcoat is finally ready, then his life seems suddenly filled with purpose - while out on the streets wretched souls are desperately yearning for the all encompassing warmth of his overcoat.

'We've been looking for you, coat, haven't we?'

British premiere of Howard Colyer's darkly comic, wonderfully haunting adaptation of the Russian literary masterpiece.

'We have all emerged from Gogol's Overcoat' - Dostoyevsky

Press for previous productions:

"A remarkable presentation of Pinter's recent plays... one of the most memorable performances of the year"
New Zealand Herald

"Tearful, heartfelt, tormenting...an excellent juxtaposition of two works" Theatreview
Bernie Whelan in Extra! Extra!
Caroline King in contrary life
People involved
Russell Anthony
Colin Appleby
Lieutenant General
Chris Bearne
Akaky Akakievich Bashmachkin

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