Dead Centre: Chekhov’s First Play

Sat 19.8. 19:00
Sun 20.8. 14:00
Sun 20.8. 19:00

Chekhov before he was Chekhov.

During the turmoil of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Maria Chekhov, Anton’s sister, placed many of her late brother’s manuscripts and papers in a safety deposit box in Moscow.

In 1921 Soviet scholars opened the box, and discovered a play. The title page was missing. The play they found has too many characters, too many themes, too much action. All in all, it’s generally dismissed as unstageable.

Except by the Dublin/London-based theatre company Dead Centre. The group, which received praising reviews and prestigious awards with both Chekhov’s First Play and their previous performance LIPPY, mercilessly shreds the myths surrounding Chekhov and presents their iconoclastic interpretation up for all eyes to see – and all ears to hear. The play is experienced wearing headphones, with a commentary track deciphering the action taking place on the Main Stage of the Finnish National Theatre. Loaded with rebellious energy, Chekhov’s First Play is a theatrical event that leaves no one cold.

Direction: Ben Kidd & Bush Moukarzel
Text: Anton Tšehov, Ben Kidd & Bush Moukarzel
Producer: Rachel Murray
Set design: Andrew Clancy
Effects & Stage design: Grace O’Hara
Costumes: Saileóg O’Halloran
Lighting design: Stephen Dodd
Sound design: Jimmy Eadie & Kevin Gleeson
Choreography: Liv O’Donoghue
Stage Manager: Barbara Hughes

 

In co-operation with:

The Finnish National Theatre, Main Stage

The Finnish National Theatre, Main Stage

Läntinen teatterikuja 1

Accessibility:

No separate disabled parking.

Disabled access: Main Stage wheelchair spaces are located in the circle, with lifts located in the Itäinen Teatterikuja tower. If you require access, please use the buzzer at the door to contact the doorman who will be able to provide assistance.

Disabled toilet.

Wheelchair seating/event: Limited number of wheelchair spaces available. Please contact the National Theatre box office to book.

Tele-coil/induction loop.

Grounded outlet available in the seating area.

Reception/Front of House Manager:  010 73311 (Switchboard)

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The Finnish National Theatre, Main Stage

Läntinen teatterikuja 1

Accessibility:

No separate disabled parking.

Disabled access: Main Stage wheelchair spaces are located in the circle, with lifts located in the Itäinen Teatterikuja tower. If you require access, please use the buzzer at the door to contact the doorman who will be able to provide assistance.

Disabled toilet.

Wheelchair seating/event: Limited number of wheelchair spaces available. Please contact the National Theatre box office to book.

Tele-coil/induction loop.

Grounded outlet available in the seating area.

Reception/Front of House Manager:  010 73311 (Switchboard)

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Age recommendation: 12 years.
Duration: approx. 70 min.
Performed in English

Tickets including service fees starting from: 45,50 € / 28 €

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SERVICE FEES
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DISCOUNTS

Serial Ticket
– 15 % discount when you buy tickets for at least three different shows in a single purchase
– available via box office and telephone service only

Concessions
– discount prices for students, conscripts, civilian servicemen, unemployed and under 18’s
– not available for Huvila Festival Tent or partner festivals

Pensioner’s Ticket
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– 10% discount on full price tickets for groups of 10 or more
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