The Harvest

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Soho Theatre present

The Harvest

  • By Pavel Pryazhko. Translated by Sasha Dugdale
  • Thu 21 May - Sat 13 Jun, 7.15pm
  • £10 - £17.50

A wickedly funny comedy by Belarusian writer Pavel Pryazhko, directed by former Artistic Director of the RSC, Michael Boyd.

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It’s harvest time and Egor, Valerii, Ira and Lubya are enjoying some hard graft in the orchard, picking apples and packing them into boxes.

But, as the day progresses, what begin as tiny problems escalate into a complete shambles and total comic mayhem.

This is an ingenuous comedy from Belarusian Pavel Pryazhko who has been described as a ‘phenomenon’ of Russian New Writing. His plays have been staged in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and all over Eastern Europe, and he has a cult following in Moscow.

Absurd, fearless and mordantly funny, he examines every area of post-Soviet life with a merciless eye.

The Harvest is directed by Sir Michael Boyd, former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. During his tenure at the RSC his credits included Shakespeare’s eight-play History Cycle, The Histories.

This translation of The Harvest by Pavel Pryazhko was commissioned by the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre.

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
Wed 10 Jun, 7.15pm. For people who are Blind or visually impaired. Book tickets online by selecting ‘Audio Described Ticket’ when prompted.

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE
Sat 13 Jun, 3pm. For people who are Deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing. Book tickets online by selecting ‘Captioned Ticket’ when prompted.

TICKETS:
Preview (Thu 21 May) £10
Fri 22 – Sat 30 May, 13 Jun matinee £15 (£12.50)
Thu 1 – Sat 13 Jun £17.50 (£15)

Please note: This production contains large amounts of feathers and fresh apples. If you have any concerns, please contact our box office on 020 7478 0100.

Running Time: 70mins
Age Recommendation: 14+

‘Sparkles pleasingly.’
Financial Times

‘An amusing absurdity.’
Observer

‘Pryazhko is a writer to watch.’
Guardian