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20th November, 2013

Too Clever By Half

Event Details

Date:
20th November, 2013
Time:
Wed 20, Thur 21, Fri 22, Sat 23 at 7.30pm; Fri 22 and Sat 23 at 2.30pm
End Date:
23rd November, 2013
Venue:
The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, Eton Avenue, London NW3 3HY
Price:
£10 (£5 concessions)

By Alexander Ostrovsky in a version by Rodney Ackland
Director Martin Parr

Performed by BA (Hons) Acting Musical Theatre students

Welcome to a dog-eat-dog world where a crafty, grasping and cut-throat rogues gallery of charlatans and hypocritical schemers vie to outdo one another in a dazzling tour de force of duplicity and unscrupulous ambition.

Written in the mid-19th century by the most prolific Russian social satirist Ostrovsky, this perennially fresh and hilarious comedy of bad manners focuses on our rogue-hero Gloumov as he claws his way from shabby obscurity to the top of the social pile, using whatever means he can and stepping on whoever is in his way in order to get there.

By arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

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