The Lady with a Dog

14 March - 7 April 2018

By Anton Chekhov in a new adaptation by Mark Giesser

‘A simmering soufflé of adulterous passion, a brilliant well-oiled cast, tempered by Mark Giesser’s ingenious and exuberant script creates an uplifting evening in Chiswick’s popular local theatre’ ChiswickW4

‘Deserves a transfer ‘lock, stock and barrel’ to London’s West End ASAP’ ChiswickW4

‘A delightful production, performed with lightness and panache, that leaves you, unexpectedly and wonderfully, on tenterhooks. Utterly enchanting.’
Stage Review

‘There is no doubt that both the cast and crew have worked extremely hard at creating a very successful show. It was warm, charming and delightful, and was one that I very much enjoyed’
The Spy in the Stalls

‘Terrific acting, beautiful costumes and painstaking design, all tightly orchestrated by Mark Giesser, result in a first-class production that proves impossible to resist’
Act Drop

Transferring directly from the White Bear Theatre, Anton Chekhov’s classic bittersweet romantic comedy comes to the Tabard Theatre in a new adaptation by writer/director Mark Giesser.

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 skillful 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. His writing work includes satirical drama (Good Morning, Alamo!, 2013) and comedy (Code of the West, 2013 and How To Build a Better Tulip, 2014), and he has directed productions such as the UK premiere of Alan Alda’s drama Radiance, and the 60th anniversary revival of the original stage play of Gigi.

Beth Burrows returns to play Anne and recently played Upstairs at the Gatehouse with her critically acclaimed one-woman show Sirens of the Silver Screen.

Act One: 55 min, Interval: 15 min, Second Act: 45 min