A DELIGHTFUL SATIRICAL NARRATIVE
Chekhov in Hell
By Dan Rebellato (UK)
Directed by Eleanor Bishop (NZ)
at Circa Two, Wellington
From 12 May 2012 to 9 Jun 2012
Reviewed by David Farrar, 13 May 2012
originally published in KiwiBlog
Chekov in Hell opens in Circa Two with Anton Chekov in a hospital bed, clearly dying in 1904. A short time later, it is 2012 and a (great) niece of Chekov is informed that her uncle has woken up from a 100 year coma.
Victoria Abbott, as the niece Nicola, gave what I thought was a stunning performance. Her ability to do different accents was phenomenal, and she got the mannerisms spot on. She also has one of the most expressive faces I've seen, and could have you in stitches just by the way she pinched her eyes and lips together as the politically correct police officer was reassuring her that they are here to make her feel valued, as they update on the hunt for her uncle. [more]
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