The Lady with a Dog

08/10/2023 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
1 North Road Highgate Village London N6 4BD

Alces Productions presents
The Lady With A Dog

The Chekhov story that the writer Vladimir Nabokov called ‘one of the greatest stories ever written’ returns to the UK stage in a full-length bittersweet romantic comedy transported to Jazz Age Britain.

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.

★★★★★ “Mark Giesser… recognises the responsibilities of taking on Chekhov demands and, with a dancer’s grace, solves them perfectly.” – Broadway World.

Previous shows by Alces Productions at Upstairs at the Gatehouse: Sirens of the Silver Screen; Strike Up the Band; Once Upon a Mattress; Call Me Madam; Luck Be a Lady; How To Build a Better Tulip. 

Written and Directed by Mark Giesser

Choreographer: Xena Gusthart

Running Time: 2 hours (TBC)

Published by Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Award winning London Fringe Theatre with a varied programme of drama, musicals and fringe theatre productions. Situated at the top of Highgate Hill we really are London's Top Theatre. Ovation, the in-house company produces several shows each year at Upstairs at the Gatehouse and has been described as one of the best fringe theatre companies in London.