The Death Of Ivan Ilyich

Ivan Ilyich, a high court judge in 1880’s Petersburg, suffers an innocuous injury on a ladder. Despite his best efforts to obtain a diagnosis, he becomes progressively ill. 

Friends, family and colleagues gradually shun him. Only his young servant, Gerasim, tells the truth of his condition and is companion to him on his final journey.

Conceived for a bare, fluid staging and a company that can double up and be profoundly silly, The Death Of Ivan Ilyich is both a satire of materialism and a gripping, moving tale about weighing up one’s life in the face of mortality.

Exuberant adaptation of Tolstoy's famous novella by Matt Wilkinson and Bob Goody. 

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Danny Huston
Tolstoy in theatre
Ivans XTC
social inequality
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