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Cost £18, £15 concessions
Tel020 7287 2875
Translated and adapted by Michael Frayn Directed by Jenny Eastop
Lighting Design Helen Williams
Set Design Mercurius

After their Offie nominated production of Moliere's School for Wives ('Stage comedy par excellence' One Stop Arts **** Editors Choice;
'Perfectly timed and delivered' The New Current *****)
Mercurius revive their sell-out production of Anton Chekhov's Vaudevilles, a collection of the comic vaudeville sketches that Chekhov wrote for satirical magazines and revues, adapted and translated by Michael Frayn.
"Lord Nelson was sick every time he went to sea ... Columbus was trying to get to India ... Stalin was training to be a priest ... And Chekhov didn't like plays"

These classics of the comic theatre are full of energy, invention, and splendidly magnified performances - a famous writer driven to desperate acts by an over
zealous fan, tricks with mustard played on faithful retainers, a widow's mourning quickly overturned, the pomposity of an Inspector General deflated by a cart driver,
a proposal breaking into a furious argument at every turn, and a husband never quite managing to give the speech he's been told to..

Reviews for Mercurius' production of Anton Chekhov's Vaudevilles:
Outstanding comic timing -One Stop Arts **** Glorious madness - PlayAboutTown Lively, life-affirming and laugh-out-loud funny...
The evening is bursting with energy and fantastic characters Remotegoat *****
A highly entertaining night of theatre....An excellent reminder of why we go to the theatre: to be entertained, challenged and constantly surprised.
One Stop Arts****
Performed by the talented and energetic cast, irresistible laughter ensues. PlayAboutTown

Tom Barratt, Jeremy Booth, Tara Dowd, Matthew Forsythe, Oliver Lavery and Alexandra Ryall
Official Review by Stella Willow, read now
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