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A Month in the Country

by Ivan Turgenev - adapted into English by Emlyn Williams
directed by Mark Turnbull

A Month in the Country

This play contains both comedy and pathos as it deals with the acute absurdity of romantic love.  Natalya Petrovna is adored and loved by her husband Islaev whilst also providing a secret and unfulfilled romantic focus for his best friend and Natalya's confidante, Rakitin.  This love triangle is further complicated by her falling in love with her son's younger tutor Belyaev, and she competes for his affections with her young attractive ward, Verochka.

This version by Emlyn Williams was presented with Michael Redgrave and Valerie Taylor at the St James Theatre in 1943, and directed by Williams himself.  It is a fine example of his sublime dialogue which brings an immediacy and period style to this wonderful play and reminds us of the gifts of  a consummate man of the British theatre.

 

Saturday 23 to Saturday 30 October 2010
Evenings at 7.45p.m., except for Sunday at 4p.m.
There is also a matinee on 30th October at 3p.m. &bull: There is no performance on the Wednesday.

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Other past productions

  1. Journey’s End - R C Sherriff
  2. Larkin with Women - Ben Brown
  3. A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
  4. Joking Apart - Alan Ayckbourn
  5. The 39 Steps - John Buchan (Adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon)
  6. Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  7. Romeo and Juliet - A Senior Youth Theatre Production - William Shakespeare
  8. Bette and Joan - Anton Burge
  9. The Railway Children (stage version) - E. Nesbit adapted by Mike Kenny
  10. Richard II - William Shakespeare
  11. Kindertransport - Diane Samuels
  12. The Tempest - William Shakespeare
  13. The Death of Miss Gloria Starr - Devised by the cast
  14. Metamorphosis - Steven Berkoff, from the classic story by Franz Kafka
  15. The Seagull - Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Torben Betts
  16. The History of Cardenio - William Shakespeare, John Fletcher and Gary Taylor
  17. The Snow Dragons - Lizzie Nunnery
  18. The Weir - Conor McPherson
  19. Oh! What a Lovely War - Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop
  20. The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare
  21. Tom and Viv - Michael Hastings
  22. As You Like It - William Shakespeare
  23. Toad of Toad Hall - A. A. Milne - A play from Kenneth Grahame’s book ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Music by H Fraser-Simson
  24. Collaborators - John Hodge
  25. Boeing-Boeing - Marc Camoletti translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
  26. We Are Three Sisters - Blake Morrison
  27. THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO - Lee Hall from Carlo Collodi’s original tale
  28. The White Devil - John Webster
  29. The Adventures of Dick Whittington and his Cat - Dickon Williamson
  30. King Lear - William Shakespeare
  31. The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
  32. Coraline - from the novel by Neil Gaiman
  33. Night Must Fall - Emlyn Williams
  34. All’s Well that Ends Well - William Shakespeare
  35. The Government Inspector - Nikolai Gogol, adapted by D. J. Campbell
  36. Uncle Vanya - Anton Chekhov, in a version by Christopher Hampton
  37. Egad! The Woman in White - Tim Kelly
  38. Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett, adapted by Stephen Briggs
  39. Master Shakeshafte - Peter Parkinson
  40. Love’s Labour’s Lost - William Shakespeare
  41. Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie, Tim Supple and David Tushingham
  42. From These Green Heights - Dermot Bolger
  43. Othello - William Shakespeare
  44. Blood Wedding (Youth Theatre) - Federico García Lorca - Translation by Gwynne Edwards
  45. The Chalk Garden - Enid Bagnold
  46. A Tender Thing - Ben Power
  47. The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
  48. Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
  49. Educating Rita - Willy Russell
  50. The Merry Wives of Windsor - William Shakespeare
  51. Robin Hood - David Barrett
  52. Double Bill: Leonardo’s Last Supper and Laughter (Part II) - Peter Barnes
  53. Designs on Ladies - Georges Feydeau, translated by David King, adapted by Rodney Figaro
  54. Rhinoceros - Eugene Ionesco, translated by Martin Crimp
  55. Once in a Lifetime - Moss Hart & George S Kaufman
  56. The Deep Blue Sea - Terence Rattigan
  57. Dracula - Liz Lochhead adapted from Bram Stoker's novel
  58. Henry VIII or All is True (staged reading) - William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
  59. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery - David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin jr.
  60. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  61. Around The World in 8 Plays - Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello
  62. In the Club - Richard Bean
  63. Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare
  64. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens, adapted by Jo Clifford
  65. Peter Pan - JM Barrie (John Caird and Trevor Nunn)
  66. Taking Sides - Ronald Harwood
  67. Aladdin - John Crocker - Music & Lyrics by Eric Gilder
  68. Little Gem - Elaine Murphy
  69. Vita & Virginia - Eileen Atkins
    adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West
  70. Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
  71. Tom Paine - Paul Foster
  72. Youth Theatre Double Bill - Will Averill: Cinderella: Or How Pipsqueak the Mouse Became a Stallion. 'Crinkley Bottom............' was devised in-house
  73. Gormenghast - John Constable adapted from the novel by Mervyn Peake
  74. This Story of Yours - John Hopkins
  75. King John - William Shakespeare
  76. Pygmalion - Bernard Shaw
  77. Fallen Angels - Noel Coward
  78. Glengarry Glen Ross - David Mamet
  79. A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
  80. A Vampire Story - Moira Buffini
  81. Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll - dramatised by Adrian Mitchell
  82. The Odd Couple (female version) - Neil Simon
  83. The Beauty Queen of Leenane - Martin McDonagh
  84. Antony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare
  85. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
  86. Gaslight - Patrick Hamilton
  87. Cymbeline - William Shakespeare
  88. Iron - Rona Munro
  89. Confusions - Alan Ayckbourn
  90. Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Mary Wallace Theatre The Embankment,
Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3DU
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(between 10 am and 7 pm only please)

“Woman will love her, that she is a woman more worth than any man; men, that she is the rarest of all” Winters Tale, Act v, Sc.1