04 August 2007

Philistines by Maxim Gorky,
adapted by Andrew Upton

Tanya - Ruth Wilson
Polya - Susannah Fielding
Pyotr - Rory Kinnear
Vassily - Phil Davis
Akulina - Stephanie Jacob
Stepanida - Maggie McCarthy
Perchikin - Duncan Bell
Teterev - Conleth Hill
Elena - Justin Mithcell
Nil - Mark Bonnar
Shyshkin - Jonathan Bryan
Tsvetaeva - Rendah Heywood
Doctor - Marcus Cunningham
Old Man - Mike Aherne
Old Woman - Julia West
Passers-by - Saskia Butler, Danny Nutt, Charlotte Pyke

with live music played by Irita Kutchmy

Directed by Howard Davies
Designed by Bunnie Chrisite

Seen towards the end of it's run - K6

What a wonderful vibrant version. So well judged and balanced and some priceless performances. Rory Kinnear always stands out and he really showed his versatility with dry humour and pain.