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The Storm

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Frank McGuinness 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Alexander Ostrovsky 

  • Author Notes

    A version of the original play by Alexander Ostrovsky.

  • Synopsis

    The Storm offers a vivid picture of the savagery, intolerance and primitivism of mid-nineteenth century Russia. The play shows a world in which merchants abuse workers, social progress is spat upon and religion is a reactionary force. In such circumstances, the heroine, Katerina, has little hope. Saddled with a weak husband and a tyrannical mother-in-law, she falls helplessly in love with a rich merchant's nephew. Her guilt forces her to reveal the brief affair with fatal consequences.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    10

  • Cast Size Female

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    12 November 1998

  • Production Notes

    Produced by The Almeida Theatre Company

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First presented at the Almeida Theatre, London.

Original Cast  
Feklusha Maggie McCarthy
Katerina Susan Lynch
Kuligin Tom Mannion
Kudryash Clarence Smith
Shapkin Nasser Gheraieb
Dikoi Sylvester Morand
Boris Richard Lynch
Kabanova Maggie Steed
Tikhon Paul Hilton
Varvara Patricia Kerrigan
A Lady Eve Pearce
Footman Gary Cameron
Townsperson Gary Cameron
Footman Daniel Thomason
Townsperson Daniel Thomason
Glasha Jane Cameron
Production Team  
Director Hettie Macdonald
Designer Robin Don
Lighting Designer Peter Mumford
Sound John Owens
Music by Deirdre Gribbin

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London W1F 8GQ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email

    info@casarotto.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from contemporary press cuttings.