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"I must have lost my mind. It was like

an eclipse... or rather, as if we had

both suffered some kind of sunstroke."

"Thought-provoking, mournful and altogether enchanting." 

Russian Art & Culture


 "A beautifully textured conflation of romantic Russian dalliances"

Donald Hutera, The Times


 "Leaves a poignant and lasting impression... a captivating

representation of love" 

A Younger Theatre


"An intriguing, inventive and intertwined performance... fascinating"

The Lady


Rosy Benjamin

Stephen Pucci

Oliver King

Katia Elizarova 

Masumi Saito

Creative Team

Director: Oleg Mirochnikov

Movement Director: Liana Nyquist

Associate Director: Sophia Stocco

Designer: Agnes Treplin

Lighting Designer: Howard Hudson

Sound Designer: Michael Umney

Projection Design: Simon Eves

Design Assistant: Annalisa Terranova

Technician: Alex Hopkins

Costume Assistants: Claire Blake &

Yueer Zhang

Operator: Diana Fraser

Production Manager: 

David Leigh-Pemberton

Platform Theatre

28 August - 21 September 2013



Kings Cross

Inspired by the stories of

Anton Chekhov & Ivan Bunin

A blisteringly hot Russian summer: a Muscovite banker meets a solitary married woman on the Russian Riviera; a dashing lieutenant on board a holiday steamer has a chance encounter with a beautiful young woman. In the intoxicating heat, passions burn high and their lives are changed forever. 

Two of the great masters of Russian literature, Anton Chekhov and Ivan Bunin, explore the bittersweet nature of love outside marriage, its romantic idealism and the painful realisation of irreversible loss.

Chekhov's The Lady with the Dog and Bunin's Sunstroke were dynamically adapted for the stage for the first time by Belka Productions.

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