Chekhov’s First Play
Dead Centre

Original Cast:
Liam Carney
Breffni Holahan
Rory Nolan
Rebecca O'Mara
Annie Ryan
Dylan Tighe

Text by Anton Chekhov, Ben Kidd and Bush Moukarzel
Directed by Ben Kidd & Bush Moukarzel
Set design by Andrew Clancy

Produced by Matthew Smith
Effects and Onstage Design by Grace O'Hara
Costume Design by Saileóg O'Halloran

Assistant Costume by Ellen Kirk
Make Up & Prosthetics by Bridge Lucey 
Lighting by Stephen Dodd

Assistant Lighting by Hannah Bowe
Sound Design by Jimmy Eadie and Kevin Gleeson
Choreography by Liv O'Donoghue

Production Photography by Luca Truffarelli
Trailer by José Miguel Jiménez
Graphic Design by Jason Booher

On Tour Team:
Eugenia Genunchi, Kevin Gleeson,
Barbara Hughes, Ellen Kirk, Nicola Zeidler, Hannah O’Reilly, Nora Kelly Lester

For full details of original cast and crew see deadcentre.org

WINNER: Best Sound Design, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2015

“An essay on Chekhov, theatre and life. Deeply moving.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung

“A brilliant endeavour. Riveting to watch.”
Irish Times

“An iconoclastic and joyful version of Platonov. Returns us to the essence of theatre.”
Le Monde

“Compelling. Gets to the heart of Chekhov without looking or sounding remotely like him.”
Financial Times

April - Schaubühne, Berlin (DE)
May - Mayfest at Bristol Old Vic (UK)
July - BaltoScandal Festival, Rakvere (EE)
August - Noordezon Festival, Groningen (NL)
September - Brisbane Festival (AU)
October - TnBA, Bordeaux (FR)

May - Theatre Vidy, Lausanne, Switzerland (CH)
August - Helsinki Festival, Finland (FI)
September - Tbilisi International Theatre Festival (GE)
October - Vie Festival, Modena (IT)
November - Alexandrinsky Theatre, St Petersburg (RU)

September - ITA, Amsterdam (NL)
October - Romanian International Theatre Festival, Bucharest (RO)
November - BAC, London (UK)

March - Hong Kong Arts Festival (CN)
April - Northern Stage, Newcastle (UK)
May - Liverpool Playhouse (UK)