Chekhov Shorts Drama

Chekhov Shorts

  • Start date

    Wednesday 09 November 2016

  • End date

    Sunday 20 November 2016

  • venue


  • time

    Various, see below

  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

    £10, £8 concessions for Students/ OAPs / Under 16

  • genre


Three short plays or farces or what you will…

Michael Frayn’s acclaimed translations are a wild and witty take on the short comedic farces by one of the world’s greatest writers, Anton Chekhov. Exploring the absurdity of life in the late 19th century, these three hilarious plays offer more than just a laugh a minute but a curious exploration into human nature.

The Proposal 

Ivan Lomov, is a long term neighbour to Stepan Stepanovich. He has finally plucked up the courage to propose marriage to Stepanovich’s twenty something daughter, Natalya. Yet, a surprising turn of events lead Lomov to get hot under the collar in more ways than one.

The Evils of Tobacco

 The hen-pecked Nyukhin has been told by his wife to give a lecture on ‘The Evils of Tobacco’. Dutifully he complies. However, when she’s not there, what exactly does Nyukhin get up to?


A highly acclaimed writer receives an unwanted visit from an aspiring female playwright. Hoping her play will stand tall and prove a success, an unexpected and shocking turning point might lift the Drama off the page.

10ft Tall Theatre’s production will be performed between 9th - 20th November 2016 at BrewDog’s newest venue UnderDog. 12 performances of ‘Chekhov Shorts’ will feature a professional cast of three Actors from the Stage and Screen.

The cast includes Matthew Zajac (The Tailor of Inverness, BBC’s River City & Still Game) and Aberdeen born actors Mark Wood (NTS’s Granite, ITV’s Trinity & Sea of Souls) and Sarah Helena Ord (Distorted FrequencyKindness of Strangers).


Supported by Creative Funding from Aberdeen City Council and BrewDog. 

The cast includes Matthew Zajac (The Tailor of Inverness, BBC’s River City & Still Game) and Aberdeen born actors Mark Wood (NTS’s Granite, ITV’s Trinity & Sea of Souls) and Sarah Helena Ord (Distorted Frequency, Kindness of Strangers).

Wednesday 9th November 7pm, Thursday 10th November 3pm, Friday 11th November 7pm, Saturday 12th November 3pm & 7pm, Sunday 13th November 3pm & 7pm,

Monday 14th November 7pm, Tuesday 15th November – NO SHOW, Wednesday 16th November 7pm, Thursday 17th November 7pm, Friday 18th November – NO SHOW, Saturday 19th November 3pm, Sunday 20th November 7pm

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