A Hero of Our Time

Mikhail Lermontov

Directed by: Vladimir Shcherban

“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.