Almeida Theatre, London
as Yakov Bardin
Written by: Maxim Gorky
Directed by: Michael Attenborough
Cast: Sean Chapman (Zakhar Bardin), Jack Davenport (Yakov Bardin), Amanda Drew (Tatyana), Stephen Noonan (Nikolai Skrobotov), Amanda Root (Polina Bardin), Martin Barron (Akimov), John Benfield (Kon), Sean Gilder (Michail Skrobotov/Captain Boboyedov), Patrick Godfrey (General Pechenegov), John Higgins (Grekov), Toby Kebbell (Sintsov), Edward Peel (Levshin), Glynn Sweet (Police Superintendent), Graham Turner (Pologii), Tony Turner (Yagodin), Robin Weaver (Kleopatra Skrobotov), Matthew Wilson (Ryabstov), Sandra Voe (Agrafina), Deka Walmsley (Kvach), Jodie Whittaker (Nadya)
Set on a family estate in provincial Russia in 1907, Gorky's powerful drama focuses on a struggle between workers and industrialists. Caught in the middle, the well intentioned liberal - minded owner's brother is slain in a scuffle with a workman. The ensuing investigation uncovers a political fervour that sweeps the countryside.