(By Dr Shahid Qureshi): – Excellent performance by the Russian artists in the play “Love in a Nutshell” at a London Cockpit Theater. It was presented by the London based theatre company Xameleon Theatre for three nights only – 14th, 15th and 16th June 2017. The show was in Russian but English subtitles were available. The atmosphere was electric and filled with positive responses of the audience mostly London based Russians.
The show was a stage adaptation of Chekhov’s short stories exploring love and relationships between people.
According to organizers: “Recognizable and timeless sketches of everyday life from the pen of one of the most beloved Russian playwrights come together in a humorous and at the same time touching performance. Ironic, visceral, hilarious and sad – such is the prism of life to Chekhov and such is our show”.
Performed by Vadim Bogdanov, Oleg Sidorchik, Irina Kara, Vlada Lemeshevska, Dmitriy Turchaninov, Alexey Averkin, Maria Blatstein
Directed by Dmitry Turchaninov
Light and Sound Director: Yuri Galkin
Executive Producer: Vlada Lemeshevska
English subtitles: Obskura – Inese Strupule and Alberto Lopez
Assistant: Lubov Hilman
Prop designers: Zarina Kostelman and Alyona Tryapitsyna
Performed in Russian with English subtitles. Duration – 2 hours 15 min (with interval)
Suitable for children over 10 years old.
Tickets price: Full price £22, Concessions (students, children, senior citizens) £18
Quote of the day: “a bad attitude is like a flat Tyre you cannot go any further without changing it”