Chekhov's First Play

by  Dead Centre

During the turmoil of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Maria Chekhov, Anton's sister, placed many of her late brother's manuscripts and papers in a safety deposit box in Moscow.

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Chekhov's First Play

by  Dead Centre

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In 1921 Soviet scholars opened the box, and discovered a play. The title page was missing. The play they found has too many characters, too many themes, too much action. All in all, it's generally dismissed as unstageable. Like life. A new play by Dead Centre, creators of the OBIE / Fringe First winning LIPPY.
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'Multilayered, metatheatrical and full of magpie borrowings… dense yet simple… extraordinarily textured both visually and aurally.' - The Guardian on ‘LIPPY’


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Dead Centre's work includes: Souvenir (Dublin Fringe 2012) which toured to London, New York, Brisbane and Seoul; LIPPY (Dublin Fringe 2013) which tourned internationally including to Berlin, New York, Traverse in Edinburgh and the Young Vic London, and won multiple awards including Irish Times Award for Best Production ...

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