Hampstead Theatre have announced casting for their production of Michael Frayn's Wild Honey which will be presented from 2 December 2016 – 14 January 2017. Tickets are on sale now.
Wild Honey is a comedy of errors, drawn from Chekhov's untitled – and posthumously discovered – early play. It is a tale of nineteenth-century Russian life replete with classic misunderstandings, irrepressible desires and nostalgia for a vanishing world.
Village schoolmaster Platonov 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.
Wild Honey will be directed by Howard Davies – Hampstead's Associate Artist and will star Geoffrey Streatfeild in the role of Platonov making his debut at Hampstead Theatre.
The cast also includes Bruce Alexander, Joe Bannister, Gunnar Cauthery, Simon Chandler, Kammy Darweish, Joe Evans, Matthew Flynn, Jo Herbert, Rebecca Humphries, Justine Mitchell, Adrian Richards and Sophie Rundle.