In 1890, Anton Chekhov did a most un-Chekhovian thing: he battled 4,000 miles across Russia in order to conduct a survey of the penal colonies of Sakhalin Island. Michael Pennington brings that journey superbly – and shockingly – to life with a pungent one-man performance.
Pennington’s deep affection for Chekhov shines throughout the performance highlighting the intimate relationship that can miraculously bloom between reader and writer.
Michael is an actor, director and writer. Well known for his roles as Moff Jerjerrod in Return of the Jedi (1983) and Michael Foot in The Iron Lady (2011), he founded the English Shakespeare Company in 1989 with director Michael Bogdanov. He has performed many memorable roles on stage and screen and is Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Venue: The House, Plymouth University