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Everyman Theatre | Two Plays After


24 Oct 2023 - 28 Oct 2023


Chapter, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE

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Two exquisite one-act plays by the renowned Irish playwright Brian Friel (Dancing at Lughnasa, Translations), adapted from works by Anton Chekhov.



Based on one of Chekhov’s most famous short stories, The Lady with the Lapdog, Friel’s adaptation describes an adulterous affair between an unhappily married Moscow banker – Dmitri Girov – and a young married woman – Anna Sergeyevna. It begins while both are vacationing alone in Yalta, a popular seaside resort in the Crimea.

“A beautiful and melancholy piece of theatre, modern in its wit but wonderfully evocative of a lost time and place.” – The Stage, 2001



Sonya Serebriarkoyva (from Uncle Vanya) and Andrey Prozorov (the put-upon brother from Three Sisters) meet in a café in 1920s Moscow and reflect upon their lives and how they’ve developed during the last 20 years.

“The secret of this remarkable play is that Friel presents his two people simply as they are without any editorialising.” – The Guardian, 2002