Updated 23 March 2018, first published 26 February: Got your tickets yet for Mark Giesser’s stage adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s 1899 short story The Lady with a Dog, relocated to Britain during the inter-war 1920s? Following its world premiere season at the White Bear Theatre, the production has now transferred across town to west London’s Tabard Theatre, where it’s attracted more blogger bouquets. We’ve updated our round-up of our favourite review quotes – as well as Mates co-founder Terri Paddock’s vlog (with a dog) – below…
Damian Granville (now played by Richard Lynson) is a banker and devoted family man with an unconventional way of taking his summer holidays: he travels alone and looks for a woman to seduce. This particular year he spots a beautiful young lady walking a white Pomeranian dog. How can he resist? He’s a skilful player and sure of success. Except young, recently married Anne Dennis (Beth Burrows) isn’t quite what he bargains for.
Lynson and Burrows are joined at the Tabard by original cast members by Laura Glover (as Elaine Granville) and Duncan MacInnes (Carl Dennis). The Lady with a Dog is adapted and directed by Mark Giesser, with set design by Oscar Selfridge, costumes by Giulia Scrimieri and lighting by Michele Cadei. It’s presented by Alces Productions.
At the Tabard Theatre, The Lady with a Dog runs from 14 March to 7 April 2018, with Tuesday to Saturday evening performances at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £16.50-£19.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!
Mates co-founder Terri Paddock attended the opening night of The Lady with a Dog at the White Bear Theatre and tweeted her thoughts, including this #showvlog… with a dog! Check out more of Terri’s first-night tweets @TerriPaddock.
Given the play’s title, based on #Chekhov short story, this lady had to vlog with a dog. Duty vs true love in b/t the wars Britain? Slightly happier ending for hopeless romantics than #BriefEncounter.#TheLadyWithADog is @WhiteBearTheatr til 10 Mar:https://t.co/tRr1BDKsG9 pic.twitter.com/MAsbRmbz6A
— Terri Paddock (@TerriPaddock) February 25, 2018