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Aldwych Theatre - Londres - Angleterre


The Suicide is a 1928 play by the Russian playwright Nikolai Erdman. Its performance was proscribed during the Stalinist era and it was only produced in Russia several years after the death of its writer. Today it is regarded as one of the finest plays to have come out of Communist Russia.

A young, unemployed man, Semyon, believes the answer to his problems is to learn to play the tuba. However, his plan fails and he contemplates suicide. His neighbour, Alexander Petrovich, decides to make money from Semyon's misery by exploiting his intended suicide to several bidders. These bidders planned to exploit Semyon's death to the furtherance of their own individual cause. The Intelligentsia, represented by Aristarkh, is the first to approach him. From this point on, Semyon finds himself being manipulated by various people representing the business world, the arts, the workers, romance, etc. During the course of the play, each character reveals the worst side of their personality, to humorous effect.


Première Preview: Inconnu
Première: mercredi 04 février 1981
Dernière: Inconnu



Mise en scène:
Ron Daniels
Kightley Timothy (Alexander Petrovitch), Petherbridge Edward (Aristarch Dominikovi), Chasin Daniel (Boy), Doyle Noel (Boy), Richard Emily (Cleopatra Maximovna), Clough Peter (Egor Timovyeyevitch), Pollitt Clyde (Father Elpidi), Brennan Frank (Gypsy), Gallivan Colum (Gypsy), Jason Neville (Gypsy), Mole Juliette (Gypsy), Canning Heather (Margarita Ivanovna), Tracy Susan (Maria Lukianovna), Alexander Denyse (Neighbour), Briars Shevaun (Neighbour), Flintoff Ian (Neighbour), Wallace Ian (Neighbour), McNeice Ian (Nikifor Arenyevitch), Alexander Denyse (Old Lady), Briars Shevaun (Old Lady), Gallivan Colum (Oleg Leonidovitch), King Shirley (Raissa Filipovna), Rees Roger (Semyon Semyonovitch), Kaye Lila (Serafima Ilinitchna), Flintoff Ian (Suspicious Char.), Wallace Kevin (Suspicious Char.), Hawkins Andrew (Undertaker), Horn Roderick (Undertaker), Gecks Nicholas (Viktor Viktorovitch), Hawkins Andrew (Waiter), Horn Roderick (Waiter), Kempner Teddy (Young Man)



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