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y separately published work icon Ivanov single work   drama   - 2 hrs, 40 mins
Adaptation of Ivanov Anton Chekhov , 1887 single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Ivanov
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'It could be subtitled: ‘How to Find Faith in Humanity – or Not’. This early Chekhov is a glorious ensemble comedy about the fact that the future is looking bleak. Here it gets its first Australian mainstage production. What a fantastic mix of rage and silliness; its characters all torn between making money and getting in on something bigger and more meaningful than themselves. How apt.

'Nikolai Ivanov is going mad. His life used to be full of possibility, but now he’s moneyless on an old farm with his mendicant uncle and his inexplicably happy if slightly criminal cousin. He’s in debt to his neighbours, he has the hots for their daughter, and nothing much makes any sense to him anymore. Oh, and his wife is dying. Life’s all healthcare and making payments. What’s the alternative? There must be an alternative. There must be an alternative!' (Publication summary)

Production Details

  • Presented by Belvoir Street Theatre and performed at the Upstairs Theatre : 19 September - 1 November 2015.

    CAST: Fayssal Bazzi, John Bell, Blazey Best, Airlie Dodds, John Howard, Ewen Leslie, Zahra Newman, Yalin Ozucelik, and Helen Thomson.

    TEAM:

    By Anton Chekhov

    Adapted by Eamon Flack

    Director: Eamon Flack

    Set Designer: Michael Hankin

    Costume Designer: Mel Page

    Associate Costume Designer: Alicia Clements

    Lighting Designer: Verity Hampson

    Composer & Sound Designer: Steve Toulmin

    Stage Manager: Amy Harris

    Assistant Stage Manager: Mel Dyer

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2015
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2015 .
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      Extent: 64p.
      ISBN: 9781925005554
      Series: Current Theatre Series Currency Press (publisher), 1983- series - publisher 'Current Theatre Series consists of Australian plays published with the program inserted and sold during theatre seasons. The aim of the series is to promote and encourage new dramatic writing and make it accessible to theatregoers and the public. The text is presented at the first day of rehearsal and does not contain changes which the author may choose to make after the play has commenced its present season - these will be incorporated into any new edition published by Currency.' Currency Press.

Works about this Work

Ivanov and Matilda Girls Honoured at Sydney Theatre Awards Elissa Blake , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 19 January 2016; (p. 11) The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 January 2016; (p. 11)
Chekhov Brings Accolades for Belvoir’s Flack Simone Fox Koob , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 January 2016; (p. 13)
Ivanov Leads Sydney Theatre Nominations Elissa Blake , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 December 2015; (p. 26)
Tragedy Sped up Just for Laughs Deborah Jones , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 25 September 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of Ivanov Eamon Flack , 2015 single work drama
Dry Australian Twist Brings Light to Russian Tale of Woe Jason Blake , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 September 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of Ivanov Eamon Flack , 2015 single work drama
Dry Australian Twist Brings Light to Russian Tale of Woe Jason Blake , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 September 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of Ivanov Eamon Flack , 2015 single work drama
Tragedy Sped up Just for Laughs Deborah Jones , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 25 September 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of Ivanov Eamon Flack , 2015 single work drama
Ivanov Leads Sydney Theatre Nominations Elissa Blake , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 December 2015; (p. 26)
Chekhov Brings Accolades for Belvoir’s Flack Simone Fox Koob , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 January 2016; (p. 13)
Ivanov and Matilda Girls Honoured at Sydney Theatre Awards Elissa Blake , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 19 January 2016; (p. 11) The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 January 2016; (p. 11)
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