Anna Karenina

An adaptation of Tolstoy's novel

Thu 16 May 2019 to Sat 18 May 2019

Anna Karenina


Produced and presented by Xameleon Theatre
Hosted by the Cockpit

Anna, facing a lifetime of unhappiness in a marriage void of affection meets a dashing military officer, Alexey Vronsky. Her story is paralleled by that of strong-minded Levin and charming Kitty, frivolous Stiva and loyal Dolly and their worlds are all falling apart.

“there are as many different kinds of love as there are different hearts” says Leo Tolstoy in his timeless novel.

There are as many adaptations of Anna Karenina, as there are different kinds of actors and directors. London based Russian company Xameleon Theatre is back with the true theatrical roller coaster. Each of 4 actresses performing in the play are playing not only Anna Karenina, but also all other characters of the novel, including male characters. This adaptation of Anna Karenina is not a period drama, neither it is a tale of the distant past. It is a story about society, faith and love, told in a contemporary way.

Performed in Russian with English surtitles

Directed by Dmitry Turchaninov

Produced by Vlada Lemeshevska

Designer: Irina Gluzman

Lighting designer: Jana Marshall

Cast: Alexandra Tsarkova, Anna Neverova, Vlada Lemeshevska, Yana Lyapunova

Recommended age: 12+

Xameleon Theatre is a London-based theatre company founded in 2015. Working with theatre makers from Russian speaking countries, including Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Baltic and Central Asian countries,
Xameleon Theatre introduces Russian theatre traditions to the UK theatre scene. Over last couple of years Xameleon Theatre presented various shows based on Russian and international classics, including Love in a Nutshell based on Anton Chekhov’s short stories, Diaries of Madmen by Nikolai Gogol, A Doll's House by Ibsen, A Dog's Heart by Bulgakov and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Xameleon Theatre also holds annual New Russian Drama Week - series of rehearsed reading showcasing some of the most important Russian language plays of the last 25 years.

Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th May - 7:30pm
Early bird: £22 Full price: £27 Concessions: £23