This new production of Turgenevs savagely funny play, Fortunes 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.
Lucy Baileys recent theatre credits include King Lear (Theatre Royal Bath), The Winters Tale, Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar (RSC/Roundhouse/New York) and Uncle Vanya at The Print Room with Iain Glen in the title role.
Mike Poultons current and recent adaptations include Wolf Hall; Bring Up The Bodies (RSC); Uncle Vanya and Judgement Day (The Print Room).
Richard McCabes recent theatre work includes The Audience (Gielgud), for which he won an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role; and Yes, Prime Minister (UK Tour/West End). His film credits include The Duchess, The Constant Gardener and Notting Hill.