Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester

Get a first look at the major new season of Anton Chekhov's early works at Chichester Festival Theatre! Newly adapted by David Hare and directed by Jonathan Kent, YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS, which opens tonight 17 October, presents a unique theatrical event which will see a repertory cast of 23 actors performing 50 parts in PLATONOV, IVANOV and THE SEAGULL. For the first time ever on this scale, audiences will be given the opportunity to see all three shows in close proximity performed by the same group and with the same creative team. Scroll down for a look at the cast in action below!

The 'YOUNG CHEKHOV' cast have worked together on the productions for over three months. The cast includes Emma Amos, Nebli Basani, Lucy Briers, Pip Carter, Anna Chancellor, Jonathan Coy, Nicholas Day, Mark Donald, Peter Egan, Col Farrell, Joshua James, Beverley Klein, Adrian Lukis, Des McAleer, James McArdle, Mark Penfold, Brian Pettifer, Nina Sosanya, Sarah Twomey, David Verrey, Olivia Vinall, Samuel West and Jade Williams.

Each of the three plays can be seen as a single performance or they can be enjoyed as one event, either over different days or as one intense theatrical experience on Trilogy Days. With over 5,000 tickets at £10 available across the Young Chekhov season, audiences can see all three plays for as little as £30.

These three plays, written when Anton Chekhov was young, offer a new perspective on the dramatist, revealing a youthful anger and romanticism that is very different to his mature, more familiar work.

The 'YOUNG CHEKHOV' season is at the Festival Theatre until 14 November. Performance times vary. Tickets from £10. To book, go to cft.org.uk or contact the Box Office on 01243 781312.

Photo Credit: Johan Persson

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Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
DES McALEER in PLATONOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
JADE WILLIAMS, NICHOLAS DAY and JAMES McARDLE in PLATONOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
JAMES McARDLE and NINA SOSANYA in PLATONOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
JAMES McARDLE in PLATONOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
JONATHAN COY and MARK DONALD in PLATONOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
NINA SOSANYA in PLATONOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
JOSHUA JAMES in PLATONOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
The company of PLATONOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
The company of PLATONOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
OLIVIA VINALL and JAMES McARDLE in PLATONOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
BEVERLEY KLEIN, PETER EGAN, DES McALEER and JONATHAN COY in IVANOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
EMMA AMOS, PETER EGAN and LUCY BRIERS in IVANOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
JONATHAN COY, PETER EGAN and DES McALEER in IVANOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
NINA SOSANYA in IVANOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
NINA SOSANYA in IVANOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
OLIVIA VINALL and SAMUEL WEST in IVANOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
SAMUEL WEST in IVANOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
OLIVIA VINALL in IVANOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
SAMUEL WEST in IVANOV

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
ADRIAN LUKIS in THE SEAGULL

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
ANNA CHANCELLOR and company in THE SEAGULL

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
ANNA CHANCELLOR in THE SEAGULL

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
ANNA CHANCELLOR and SAMUEL WEST in THE SEAGULL

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
JOSHUA JAMES and ANNA CHANCELLOR in THE SEAGULL

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
JOSHUA JAMES in THE SEAGULL

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
ANNA CHANCELLOR in THE SEAGULL

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
JOSHUA JAMES in THE SEAGULL

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
OLIVIA VINALL in THE SEAGULL

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
PIP CARTER and ANNA CHANCELLOR in THE SEAGULL

Photo Flash: YOUNG CHEKHOV: THE BIRTH OF A GENIUS Opens Tonight at Chichester
SAMUEL WEST in THE SEAGULL



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