Maxim Gorky's darkly comic play (1905), adapted by Andrew Upton, depicts the new middle-class in Russia, foolish perhaps but likeable, as they flounder about, philosophising, yearning, or scuttling between test tubes, blind to their impending annihilation.
Howard Davies directs a cast which includes Lucy Black, Matthew Flynn, Florence Hall, Paul Higgins, Gerald Kyd, Emma Lowndes, Maggie McCarthy, Justine Mitchell, Rhiannon Oliver and Geoffrey Streatfeild.
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