Russia. A beautiful country estate. The mid-nineteenth century. A handsome new tutor brings reckless, romantic desire to an eccentric household. Over three days one summer the young and the old will learn lessons in love: first love and forbidden love, maternal love and platonic love, ridiculous love and last love. The love left unsaid and the love which must out. Ivan Turgenev’s passionate, moving comedy, A Month in the Country, has been a source of inspiration for films, a ballet and the plays of Chekhov. It's presented here in a new version by Patrick Marber whose work includes Closer and The Red Lion.
The Lyttelton Theatre was named after Oliver Lyttelton, Viscount Chandos, whose parents were among the earliest effective campaigners for the National Theatre and who was himself its first chairman. It is a proscenium theatre, conventional in its basic shape though not in the excellence of its sightlines and acoustics.
"Impressive. Some phenomenal acting - Mark Gatiss is perfect, Amanda Drew is splendid, John Simm is astonishing." – Time Out
"Memorably vivid. Piercing, vital and ruefully funny." – The Times
Not recommended for under 5s. Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes including interval. All ticket prices for Three Days In The Country are inclusive of booking fees. YPlan will not charge you any additional amounts for your tickets. If booking multiple tickets please make sure to book from one YPlan account if you want to be seated together. You will be allocated the best available seats in the selected seating area. Please note that RV stands for Restricted View. West End theatre tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded (unless of course the performance is cancelled). All listed offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.
Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre
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