Camden Fringe Festival 2021
A modern female-led adaptation of the Chekhov classic.
In a small back garden in Lancashire, the seasons pass in lockdown. Three siblings
frustrate and fortify each other, reminiscing about precedented times as the world shrinks
and crumbles around them, figuratively but also literally on stage. As the sisters pine for
their near-yet-so-far equivalent of Moscow (Manchester city centre) the play itself yearns
to wriggle free of its own formal origins, breaking the fourth wall and bending its own
realist logic. In doing so, it questions modern ideas around ambition (thwarted or
otherwise), responsibility and loneliness through a female lens and a lockdown aperture,
magnifying issues pushed to the fore by the year we’ve all just experienced.
Knuckledown is a down-to-earth theatre company committed to making new work
through hard graft and genuine collaboration with a specific dual interest in new writing
by working class storytellers and devised reclamations of “classics” (in deliberate
inverted commas). Their last show Starved (Hope Theatre, 2019) was nominated for
LPT’s Standing Ovation Award.
Praise for Starved:
★★★★★ “a tight talented production” LondonPubTheatres
★★★★ “jumps from comedy to tragedy with great ambition and execution” A Younger
LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7PM.
UNDER 18s ARE NOT PERMITTED INTO THE THEATRE FOR THIS PERFORMANCE.
The performance lasts approximately 60 minutes without interval.
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.
Refunds and exchanges are not available.