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The Friday Play


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Wild Honey A comedy by MICHAEL FRAYN from the play without a name by ANTON CHEKHOV. With
Platonov seems content with his life as a village schoolmaster - until Sofya arrives.
Directed by PETER KING (R)


Comedy By: Michael Frayn
Unknown: Anton Chekhov.
Directed By: Peter King
Platonov: Ian McKellen
Anna Petrovna: Elizabeth Bell
Sofya: Elizabeth Garvie
Sasha: Anna Calder-Marshall
Dr Triletzky: Paul Jesson
Porfiry Semyonovich: Norman Bird
Sergey Voynitzev: Peter Craze
Col Triietzky: Carard Green
Marko: John Baddeley
Mary Yerfimovna Grekova: Joan Walker
Petrin: Norman Jones
Osip: Steve Hodson

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