Swan Song By Anton Chekov
Directed by Jeff James
As part of the Devils Festival
18 June - 2 July
Svetlovidov wakes up in the theatre in the middle of the night. It is his benefit night: a gala performance to mark the end of his acting life. He got drunk and everyone else went home, leaving Svetlovidov to regret the booze and think on death. He is interrupted by Nikita, the old prompter who sleeps in the dressing room every night. Svetlovidov reveals to Nikita his mistakes and his fears. Has Svetlovidov wasted his life on the stage? Should he have married instead? Nikita attempts to convince him that he is a great actor: together they play the great moments from Svetlovidov's career, when he played Lear, Hamlet and Othello.
Svetlovidov - Malcolm Rennie
Nikita - Anne Lacey
Director - Jeff James
Designer - Asa Norling
Lighting Designer - Sally Ferguson
Sound Designer - Jamie Flockton
Swan Song will be performed on Tues 21, Thu 23, Mon 27, Wed 29 June and Fri 1 July with Kanaval.
Swan Song will be performed with all three other Devils Festival pieces on Sat 18 June, Sat 25 June and Sat 2 July