Anton Chekhov’s short story, The Lady With A Dog, has been adapted by Mark Giesser for a Jazz Age re-imagining at London’s White Bear Theatre this February.
This cute canine romcom stars Beth Burrows (Sirens of the Silver Screen, Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Alan Turkington and Duncan MacInnes.
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 Off-West End and Off-Broadway shows including 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.
Alan Turkington, who plays Damian, has performed with the Donmar in the West End and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
He film credits include including Mary, Queen of Scots; King Arthur—Legend of the Sword; Dad’s Army and The Man From Uncle. His TV credits include Rellik; X Company; Doctors; Mr Selfridge and Hollyoaks.
The Lady with A Dog runs at the White Bear Theatre from February 20 – March 10.