Three Days in the Country, National Theatre

Jpeg-16A month in the country is shortened to 72 hours in Patrick Marber’s sardonic, hazily erotic 135-minute distillation of a Russian classic. The influence of Turgenev’s 1850s country-house tragicomedy on fellow countryman Chekhov is clear, with its aristocratic family suffering the agony of stasis and yearning for something just out of reach.

Read my full Ham & High review here

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