“Was I put on this earth to destroy the hopes of others?”
Pechorin, a resting soldier, amuses himself in a dull town by competing with his friend Grushnitsky over the affections of the young princess Mary. As the game grows crueller and more calculating, intimate thoughts are laid unflinchingly bare. Welcome into the mind of a soldier, where bars and ballrooms become battlefields.
Created by a new international company, comprised of artists from the UK, Belarus and Columbia, A Hero Of Our Time marks the world premiere of a new adaptation of Mikhail Lermontov’s neglected 1840 novel. Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, it comes to the Arcola for four weeks only.
Post-show Q&A: Join the cast and creative team on 22 November for a post show discussion on A Hero of Our Time. Free entry.
Princess Mary and Vera
|Oliver Bennett and Vladimir Shcherban|
|Best||£22 (£20 previews)|
|Standard||£20 (£16 previews)|
Standard tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.
Monday - Saturday, 8pm
Saturday matinees at 3.30pm
Press night: Wednesday 21 November 2018, 7pm
Previews: 19 & 20 November
Pay What You Can Tuesdays – limited allocation of tickets available in person, each Tuesday from 6pm. More info »
Running time: 70 (no interval) minutes approximately .
Suitable for 14+
Press enquiries: Diana Whitehead — firstname.lastname@example.org