Directors: Lucy Bailey
Writers: Ivan Turgenev • In a version by Mike Poulton
Cast: Iain Glen and Richard McCabe
This new production of Turgenev’s savagely funny play, Fortune’s Fool, is directed by Lucy Bailey with a new adaptation by Mike Poulton.
A pair of newlyweds arrive at their country estate to be welcomed by Kuzovkin, the penniless gentleman-in-residence. Their wealthy and mischievous neighbour Tropatchov calls by for a seemingly innocent celebratory lunch. Fuelled by champagne the proceedings degenerate, leading to a shocking revelation with far-reaching consequences.