Set in 1908, all of Russia is in chaos. Following the euphoria of the October Revolution, a tough crackdown by the government on liberals and dissidents has caused a rise in extremism, with a wave of assassinations, terrorism and open revolt. In a small town near Kazan a corrupt ex-police chief, fallen on hard times through womanising and gambling, has been forced to rely on the goodwill of his wealthier but ailing brother. As the family fritter away the last of the brother’s fortune on bribes an attempt to restore them to power, there are rumblings of discontent amongst the youngest children, the last ones. With their future so uncertain, why must they be left to pay for the sins of their parents? The Last Ones
is a strikingly relevant and vivid portrayal of a family and a country in the grip of revolution, from one of the most important writers of the Twentieth Century.
Translated by Cathy Porter
Directed by Anthony Biggs
Designed by Cecilia Trono
Show Times: Monday - Saturday @7.30pm, Saturday matinees @3pm
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