A man on a train is flooded with memories. Soon he is confessing to a terrible crime. But though his circumstances are strange, his claim is even stranger: that the fault lies with Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata…
Leo Tolstoy‘s The Kreutzer Sonata became instantly notorious on its publication, and was banned in both Russia and America for its radical views on sex and marriage.
For this gripping stage adaptation by acclaimed playwright Nancy Harris, RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks (Clarion, An Enemy of the People) is accompanied by two musicians to realise Tolstoy’s lifelong wish – a performance of the story with live music.
A tale of haunting intensity, delicious humour and musical echoes of the master, The Kreutzer Sonata transfers to Arcola following a critically-acclaimed run at The Theatre Chipping Norton.
Thursday 14th July
With Greg Hicks and director John Terry. Free for same-day ticket-holders.