The Sneeze (1990)

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Poster by Poster Designer

by Anton Chekhov Translated by Michael Frayn

Directed by Adrian Bascombe

Performances: Sun 7th – Sat 13th January 1990, Bell Theatre


This comprised of the stories, Drama, The Alien Corn, The Sneeze, The Bear, The Evils of Tobacco, The Inspector-General, Swan Song & The Proposal.


  • Steve Fisher - Luka, a manservant in 'Drama'; Chervyakov, a very minor Government official in 'The Sneeze'; A Traveller in 'The Inspector General'
  • John Lyne - Pavel Vasilyevich in 'Drama'; Kamyshev in 'The Alien Corn'; Brizzhalov in 'The Sneeze'; Smirnov in 'The Bear'; Nyukhin in 'The Evils of Tobacco'; A Cart Driver in 'The Inspector General'; Svetlovidov in 'Swan Song'; Chubukov in 'The Proposal'
  • Karen McCloud - Chervyakov's Wife in 'The Sneeze'; Popova in 'The Bear'; Natalya Stepanovna in 'The Proposal'
  • David Marks - Storyteller
  • Sebastian Phillips - Misha, a footman in 'The Alien Corn'; Luka, an elderly footman in 'The Bear'; Lomov, a neighbour in 'The Proposal'
  • Paul Valleau - Champugne, Kamyshev's former French tutor in 'The Alien Corn; Nikita Ivanich, a prompter in 'Swan Song'
  • Irene Winbourne - Murashkina, a lady with literary ambitions in 'Drama'; Brizzhalov's wife in 'The Sneeze'



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