Russell Bolam’s production is excellent on revealing detail and has a superb, moving Sonya in Amanda Hale. It bristles with good insights and is often very funny.
Russell Bolam’s production is richly detailed, obedient to Chekhov’s comic intentions (he opens the show with a neat sight gag for Dr Astrov) and attentive to the crucial ebb and flow of relationships between the eight characters.
There are many clever touches in Russell Bolam’s production. One hopes he and Reiss unite for the fourth time for The Cherry Orchard.