« Previous | Main | Next »

Pontio hosts exclusive Michael Pennington one-man show

Post categories:

Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 14:52 UK time, Friday, 11 November 2011

West End veteran Michael Pennington will bring his one-man show Anton Chekhov to Pontio in Bangor next weekend, making it the sole Welsh venue to host the production.

Michael Pennington. Image courtesy of Pontio

Michael Pennington. Image courtesy of Pontio

Pennington has toured theatres worldwide with his production since it premièred in 1984 at the National Theatre, but this is the first time the show will visit Wales.

The one-man show takes the form of an evening spent in the company of the Russian writer towards the end of his life.

In it he reminisces about his life and work, demonstrates his writing technique by telling stories, speaks about the theatre and engages humorously with his audience.

Pontio's arts co-ordinator Dyfan Roberts said: "This is quite a coup for Bangor to host one of the West End's most prestigious stars - and to be the only venue in Wales to do so."

Anton Chekhov with Michael Pennington will run at the John Phillips Hall at Bangor University on Saturday 19 November.

For more information visit the Pontio website: www.pontio.co.uk.


Be the first to comment

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.