Chekhov Double Bill
About Love / Trouble
A double of monologues adapted by Elizabeth Newman from Anton Chekhov stories, followed by a post-show discussion with Viv Groskop.
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Venue: Online, part of Sound Stage
Date: 25 Apr
Time: 7pm, followed by a post-show discussion
Tickets: FREE, or an optional donation
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by Elizabeth Newman
a new play adapted from Anton Chekhov’s story About Love
performed by Ali Watt
In this tragic and elegiac story, Alekhin poignantly shares with us his feelings for a married woman and also his logically reasoned decision, maintained over many years, not to declare them – it would be dishonourable to break up her family; her love might cool in the dullness of his own humdrum existence.
by Elizabeth Newman
a new play adapted from Anton Chekhov’s In Trouble and A Troublesome Visitor stories
performed by Matthew Churcher
It is 1890 in a small-town in-between Moscow and St Petersburg, and we find Avdeyev crying and begging prison guards to help him as they escort him to his cell. Avdeyev has been found guilty of theft that very day and has been sentenced to exile in the province of Tobolsk.
Viv Groskop is a British award-winning writer, comedian, broadcaster and performance coach. She is the author of the best-selling How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking (Penguin) and Lift As You Climb: Women and the Art of Ambition (Penguin). Her award-nominated podcast How to Own the Room is the biggest public speaking podcast in the world — with over a million downloads — and features interviews with Hillary Clinton, Margaret Atwood, Professor Mary Beard, Julie Andrews, Google CEO Matt Brittin, Succession’s Brian Cox and dozens more talking about public speaking, confidence and managing high-pressure situations. Her other books include The Anna Karenina Fix (Penguin) — a best-seller in translation in Russia and Finland — and Au Revoir, Tristesse (Abrams). She appears regularly on BBC TV and radio and for six years she did a run of sold-out one-woman comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.