Presented by MopHead & Catnip Productions
for ATYP Selects
Written by Anton Chekhov
Adapted by David Hare
5 Nov 2014 to 22 Nov 2014
ATYP Studio 1, The Wharf
"One night I cleaned my teeth, I pulled the sheet up over my ears
and when I woke up I was dead."
It has been a long winter and now all the friends and hangers-on are
gathering to gossip, flirt and mourn the passing of their idealism as only
20-somethings can. But it’s not all gloom and doom.
After all, this is Russia.
Platonov’s unique variety of charms has caught the attention of more than one woman. But he is by no means a typical Don Juan. Nope. He’s the bored, intellectual, middle class, hipster that has become a staple of the Eastern Suburbs. Against a backdrop of extramarital affairs, attempted suicides, fights, and comic desperation, Platonov is a more than plausible hero and heartthrob.
If you're looking for a stiff, tedious night of social intercourse Chekhov-style, this show is not for you. Platonov is an event of epic proportions, including 20 performers and live music that will welcome the summer months as we explore the pains of loving too much or too little.
Returning after the success of their sell out ATYP season of 4000 Miles (2013), MopHead & Catnip Productions invite you to a production 130 years in the making.
DIRECTED AND ADAPTED by Anthony Skuse
PRESENTED BY Mop Head, Catnip Productions
and ATYP Selects
PRODUCERS Stephen Multari and Cat Dibley
ASSISTANT PRODUCER Daniel Milne
LIGHTING DESIGNER Christopher Page
SOUND DESIGNER Alistair Wallace
DESIGN ASSISTANT Jake Lyall
COSTUME DESIGNER Cat Dibley
STAGE MANAGER Ruth Horsfall
Charlie Garber, Geraldine Hakewill, Matilda Ridgway, Sam O'Sullivan, Graeme McRae, Eloise Snape, Gary Clementson, Suzanne Pereira, Amy Hack, Terry Karabelas, Eddie McKenna, Jason Perini, Dorje Swallow & Sam Trotman.
With thanks to our Sponsors
Legs On The Wall has two spacious
loft-style rehearsal spaces located on the top floor of the former Parachute Regiment Headquarters in Lilyfield. High ceilings and an abundance of bright, natural light create an inspiring and flexible environment which suit a wide range of uses, from creative developments and workshops, to photography and film productions.