"To put it bluntly, these Russians simply own Chekhov"
- The Financial Times
"At last a true Moscow ensemble" - Arts Desk
"Hollywood director Andrei Konchalovsky's enjoyable production show how silly Checkhov's characters can be"
- Time Out
Andrei Konchalovsky - Director
Rustam Khamdamov - Designer
Weds 23rd April - Sat 3rd May
(In Russian with English surtitles)
MOSCOW'S MOSSOVET STATE ACADEMIC THEATRE
April - May 2014
Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky
Belka Productions, together with Lee Menzies Ltd, were thrilled to present the Mossovet State Theatre's productions of Three Sisters & Uncle Vanya at Wyndham's Theatre in the heart of London's West End. The shows were directed by the acclaimed Russian film and theatre director, Andrei Konchalovsky, and ran for two weeks from the 23rd April - 3rd May 2014 to sold out houses.
A number of Russia's most celebrated actors starred in the plays: Aleksandr Domogarov, Yulia Vystotskaya, Alexander Filipenko, Pavel Derevyanko & Natalia Vdovina to name a few. Irina Kartasheva, at 93 years old, also made history as the oldest actor to ever perform on a West End stage.
Andrei Konchalovsky is a renowned theatre and film director as well as a screenwriter. His film credits include IN THE DARK, THE LION IN WINTER (Golden Globe nomination 2005), HOUSE OF FOOLS (Grand Special Prize, Venice International Film Festival 2002), THE INNER CIRCLE, TANGO AND CASH, DUET FOR ONE, RUNAWAY TRAIN and UNCLE VANYA. In 1980 he was named People's Artist of Russia and later he was awarded the Order of 4th Degree for Services to the Homeland in 1997; In 2002 Andrei was made a member of the National Academy for Cinematographic Arts and Science and an officer of the Order of Arts and Letters of France in 2005.
The Moccobeta State Academic Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in Moscow, founded in 1923. In 1985 the well-known Russian director Pavel Khomsky became first the principal director, and then the artistic director of the theatre. The Mossovet has been enthusiastically received around the world, including in France, The USA, Finland, Israel, Italy, Poland and Bulgaria.