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The Lady With A Dog transfers to the Tabard Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE Lady With A Dog, Anton Chekhov’s bittersweet romantic comedy reimagined in the Jazz Age by Mark Giesser, is transferring to the Tabard Theatre, where it will run from March 14 to April 7, 2018.

Mark Giesser said: “I’m delighted to have had the opportunity to work with Michael Kingsbury to develop the show at the White Bear, and am now equally delighted to be able to work with Simon Reilly to bring the production to the Tabard, which has provided a home for a number of my productions.”

Simon Reilly of the Tabard Theatre said: “We are thrilled to be working with innovative creatives like Mark and dynamic theatres such as the White Bear to bring successful shows to new audiences. We hope this collaboration could be the start of further successful transfers across the Off West End theatre scene.”

And Michael Kingsbury of the White Bear Theatre said: “The show has been a success for us at the White Bear, and it’s great to know that it can have a further life and be seen by more audiences at the Tabard.”

Previously Posted: Alces Productions is presenting The Lady With A Dog at the White Bear Theatre – from February 20 to March 10, 2018.

Anton Chekhov’s bittersweet romantic comedy is reimagined in the Jazz Age by Mark Giesser and stars Beth Burrows (Sirens of the Silver Screen, Upstairs at the Gatehouse) and Alan Turkington (RSC).

Damian Granville is a banker and devoted family man with an unconventional way of taking his summer holidays: he travels alone and looks for a woman to seduce. This particular year he spots a beautiful young lady walking a white Pomeranian dog. How can he resist? He’s a skilful player and sure of success. Except Anne Dennis isn’t quite what he bargains for.

Writer/director Mark Giesser has written, produced and directed numerous Equity Off-West End and Off-Broadway shows. His writing work includes satirical drama (Good Morning, Alamo!, 2013) and comedy (Code of the West, 2013 and How To Build a Better Tulip, 2014). He has also directed productions such as the UK premiere of Alan Alda’s drama Radiance, and the 60th anniversary revival of the original stage play of Gigi.

Beth Burrows, who plays Anne, recently played Upstairs at the Gatehouse with her critically acclaimed one-woman show Sirens of the Silver Screen, and performed aboard the ships of Seabourn Cruise Line.

Alan Turkington, who plays Damian, has performed with the Donmar in the West End and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also appeared in feature films, including Mary, Queen of Scots; King Arthur – Legend of the Sword; Dad’s Army; and The Man From Uncle, and on television in Rellik; X Company; Doctors; Mr Selfridge; and Hollyoaks.

The cast also includes Duncan MacInnes.

Tickets: £16, £12 concessions.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday matinees at 4pm (extra 3pm matinee on March 10).

Running Time 90 minutes.

Also at the White Bear Theatre: the world premiere of The Ungrateful Biped directed by Rupert Graves (January 30 to February 17, 2018).