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by Anton Chekhov, adapted by David Hare

Director - Dominic Rouse

Designer - Philippa Brocklehurst

Associate Director - David Thackeray

Vocal Coach - Daron Oram

Stage Manager - Rachel Hancock

Costume Supervisor - Karin Schuckba

BA (Hons) Acting CDT Course Leader - Catherine Alexander

Thanks to - Jemima James, Vanessa Ewan, Matt O’Connor (English National Opera)

Venue - Webber Douglas Studio

This production is dedicated to the memory of Petrus Bertschinger, 1961 – 2015, Production Tutor at Central and Theatre Consultant. A friend to all who worked with him, he is much missed by his colleagues and students.


Perhaps the least performed of Chekhov’s plays, Ivanov is the fierce and funny portrait of a man whose life is plummeting fast into domestic and philosophical chaos. By turns despairing, passionate and very funny - it offers insight into a young playwright, exhilaratingly different from the one we think we know.

"There are so many cogs in us, so many wheels, so many valves that we judge each other at our own peril. I don’t understand you. You don’t understand me. And least of all do we understand ourselves." - Ivanov

By special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.


Ivanov - Peter Rugman

Borkin - Willem Dalby

Anna - Rachel-Leah Hosker

Shabyelski - Sandro Kalandadze

Lvov - Lucas Button

Zinaida - Frances Knox

Lebedev - Abe Buckoke

Sasha - Sophie Dessauer

Babakina - Keziah Joseph

Avdotya - Jenni Mackenzie-Jones

Kosykh - Samuel Ross

Gavrilla - Valentin Stoev

Pyotr / Music - Jonathan Blaydon

Ivanov Understudy - Antti Laine

Guests / Devised Elements - Jonathan Blaydon, Jasper William Cartwright, Sam Hardie, Antti Laine, Valentin Stoev

Production Team

Production Manager - Oliver Lyon

Technical Manager - Sean Conlin

Deputy Stage Manager - Julia Bates

Assistant Stage Manager - Stefanie Munck

Lighting Designer - Zak Macro

Sound Designers - Dan Blaker, Callum Wyles

Chief LX - Phil Burke

Deputy Chief Electrician and Programmer - Jack Dixon

Production Sound - Jacob Holmes

Costume Makers / Wardrobe Mistresses - Elizabeth Gillam, Abigail Mattingley


Box Office

Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Sunday: Closed
Additional opening on performance nights: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Telephone: 020 7722 8183
Email: boxoffice@cssd.ac.uk

Tickets should be collected 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Latecomers may not be admitted until there is a suitable break.

About The Show

Approximate running time: two and a half hours including an interval.

Please ensure that all mobile phones and pagers are switched off. Video and audio recording and flash photography are not permitted. No food or drink is allowed in the performance space.

Venue Location

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Eton Avenue
London NW3 3HY

Event price

£10 / £5 concessions / Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals

Event dates

2 Dec 2015 - 7:30pm

3 Dec 2015 - 7:30pm

4 Dec 2015 - 2:30pm

4 Dec 2015 - 7:30pm

5 Dec 2015 - 2:30pm

5 Dec 2015 - 7:30pm