“Chekhov regarded literature as his mistress and medicine as his wife, and in 1889 he decided to be faithful to his wife and to set off across Siberia to the penal colony of Sakhalin, so that he could observe the conditions there.

The story is told in Chekhov’s own words, taken from conversations, letters and articles.”

Director Jane Morgan     



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Chekhov in Siberia

Devised & performed by Michael Pennington

BBC Radio, 22nd August 1986

Michael has now adapted this for an hours dramatised reading of Chekhov’s travels in Siberia.

Click here to read a review following a performance at the Royal College of Literature.