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02-18 FEB

7:45PM

Chekhov's Dildo

£10 PREVIEWS /£13/£16

writer

Rex Fisher

director

Merle Wheldon-Posner

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Chekhov’s Dildo is a squeamishly funny break-up-sex comedy giving us a sneaky peak under the covers of those embarrassing pillow talk tête-à-têtes. Ex-lovers Annabel and Rufus show us what it means to fall back between the sheets of a past romance that probably should have remained just that: in the past.

Annabel is the ex-girlfriend and ex-student of Rufus. Sharp, mocking and flirtatious, she seems a fair match for Rufus' pseudo intellectualism and arrogance. However, as the night draws on Annabel starts to question whether they've ever been a fair match. Beneath Rufus’ self-aggrandising speeches on the orgasm gap and intellectualisation of Annabel’s emotions is a subtle, misogynistic edge that is brought to the surface when one final sexual encounter takes a bizarre turn. A desperate Rufus questions if the punishment is fit for the crime and if, as two consenting adults, he can fall into the same category as a predator.

Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 19:45.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance. 
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.


Annabel

Olivia Barrowclough

Olivia (she/her) is a Northern English actress who graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2018. Credits include;
Theodosia (HBO/BBC) Bridgerton (Netflix), North and South (BBC Radio), Interiors (National Theatre Company of Korea)The Novels that Shaped our World (BBC 2) The Afflicted (Edinburgh Fringe -Summerhall) The Dark Carnival (Tramway, Traverse Theatre,Dundee Rep) Shetland (ITV)

Rufus

Ruaridh Aldington

Ruaridh (he/him) is an actor based in London. He has performed at The Hope Theatre in 2021 as a part of the Camden Fringe run of ‘Blue Balloons Pink’ and since then has workshopped and performed new writing from Philip Ridley directed by Max Harrison (The Arcola Theatre) and will be R&Ding with Emily Lim and Dan Canham for their upcoming production of The Odyssey (The National Theatre). Ruaridh recently starred in new film ‘I'll Fairs The Land’ with award winning director Patrick Ireland as well as ‘Black, Dogs, Irish’, created by Steve Hunt

writer

Rex Fisher

director

Merle Wheldon-Posner

assistant director

Amber Heslop

producer

Merle Wheldon-Posner

stage manager

Farideh Didehvar

set designer

Maia Frateantonio

costume designer

Maia Frateantonio

movement director

Darcy Dixon

production photographer

Tia-Ama Amihyia

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