Love In a Nutshell is a stage adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s selected short stories exploring love and relationships – poignant and hilarious stories.
Film Director Margy Kinmonth went to see the performance:
The intimate atmosphere and proximity of the cast reminds me of my experiences while researching my Russian films, watching performances in Moscow and St Petersburg, where music, poetry and plays are regularly staged in the small apartment museums.
One of Russia’s greatest writers, Anton Chekhov (1860 – 1904) wrote hundreds of short stories. He started out writing jokes and anecdotes for popular magazines to earn money, while studying to become a doctor. He knew how to help others.
He gives his characters boundless imagination and a sense of humour as their means of escape. And in today’s times, laughter is the best medicine.
Read full article by Margy Kinmonth: Timeless Chekhov Short Stories published in Russian Art + Culture on 3 April 2020.