Back Wild Honey
Previews from 2 December 2016
Hampstead Theatre presents Michael Frayn’s Wild Honey, directed by Hampstead’s Associate Artist Howard Davies. This comedy of errors, drawn from Chekhov’s untitled – and posthumously discovered – early play, is a tale of nineteenth century Russian life replete with classic misunderstandings, irrepressible desires and nostalgia for a vanishing world.
Village schoolmaster Mikhail Vasilyevich has it all: wit, intelligence, a comfortable and respectable life in provincial Russia, and the attentions of four beautiful women – one of whom is his devoted wife… As summer arrives and the seasonal festivities commence, the rapidly intensifying heat makes everyone giddy with sunlight, vodka – and passion.