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Wild Honey - rehearsal images released

Wild Honey

Casting news

IMAGES have been released of the cast rehearsing Michael Frayn’s Wild Honey. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: Casting has been announced for Michael Frayn’s Wild Honey. Directed by Hampstead’s Associate Artist Howard Davies, it runs at Hampstead Theatre from December 8, 2016 (previews from December 2) to January 14, 2017.

Geoffrey Streatfeild will make his Hampstead Theatre debut in the role of Platonov.

Joining him will be Bruce Alexander (as Gerasim Kuzmich Petrin), Joe Bannister (Sergey), Gunnar Cauthery (Dr Triletzky), Simon Chandler (Porfiry Semyonovich Glagolyev), Kammy Darweish (Marko), Joe Evans (Vassily), Matthew Flynn (Osip), Jo Herbert (Marya Yefimovna Grekova), Rebecca Humphries (Sasha), Justine Mitchell (Ana Petrovna), Adrian Richards (Yakov) and Sophie Rundle (Sofya).

A comedy of errors drawn from Chekhov’s untitled – and posthumously discovered – early play, Wild Honey is a tale of nineteenth century Russian life replete with classic misunderstandings, irrepressible desires and nostalgia for a vanishing world.

Village schoolmaster Platonov has it all: wit, intelligence, a comfortable and respectable life in provincial Russia, and the attentions of four beautiful women – one of whom is his devoted wife… As summer arrives and the seasonal festivities commence, the rapidly intensifying heat makes everyone giddy with sunlight, vodka – and passion.

Geoffrey Streatfeild’s theatre credits include Young Chekhov: Ivanov and The Seagull, The Beaux Stratagem, Children of the Sun, Earthquakes in London, The Pains of Youth, The History Boys and Bacchae (National Theatre), My Night with Reg (Donmar Warehouse/West End), Macbeth and Copenhagen (Crucible Theatre), Henry V, Henry IV: Part 1, Henry IV: Part 2, Henry VI: Part 1, 2 and 3 and Richard III (RSC) and Journey’s End (Comedy Theatre).

His screen credits include Tennison, The Hollow Crown, New Worlds, Endeavour, The Thick of It, Spooks, Above Suspicion, Ashes to Ashes, Hunter, Elizabeth, The Other Boleyn Girl and Love in a Cold Climate (TV); Making Noise Quietly, The Lady in the Van, Girls Night Out, Spooks: The Greater Good, Rush, Private Peaceful, City Slacker, Kinky Boots, Angel and Match Point (film).

Wild Honey is designed by Rob Howell, with lighting by Peter Mumford, sound design by Mike Walker and casting by Juliet Horsley. Composer is Dominic Muldowney.

Read more about Wild Honey.

Also at Hampstead Theatre: Tony Kushner’s latest play The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, starring Tamsin Greig in the role of Empty (October 18 to November 26, 2016).