8-10 September 2015
ST. JAMES THEATRE, 12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA
£10-35.00 Book here
Performances will be in Russian and will be live-dubbed in English to be enjoyed in either language.
Running Time: 1 hour 55 minutes no interval
Ward of the Manor
Part of the Festival of Ukrainian Culture at the St. James Theatre
A new translation of Ivan Turgenev comedic drama Fortune’s Fool
Performed in memory of Russian theatre director Georgy Tovstonogov, who was a teacher of Mikhail Reznikovich.
Olga Korina left her family’s country estate as a young girl, returning seven years later with her new husband State official Pavel Yeletsky.
Among those there to greet Lady Olga Yeletskaya, is Vasilii Kuzovkin, an old man born to nobility but now penniless. The good-natured Kuzovkin has long served the family and is de facto ward of the estate; he is also the family’s longest running joke.
During a celebration for the newlyweds, dark secrets are revealed and the lives of Lady Olga, Yeletsky, and the devoted Kuzovkin are changed forever. True nobility does not reside in mere titles.
Kiev’s National Academic Theatre of Russian Drama Lesya Ukrainka brings a festival of events celebrating Ukrainian culture to the St. James Theatre this September. This production will be performed in Russian and will be live-dubbed in English to be enjoyed in either language.