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A hapless piano tutor is drawn into the high-stakes world of a Russian oligarch on the verge of bankruptcy. Stars Matthew Marsh.

A brilliant, penniless, pianist gets a job as tutor to the daughter of a wealthy Russian oligarch living in London and is sucked into a world of obsession and chance.

A modern-day take on Dostoevsky's The Gambler, by writer/actor Dolya Gavanski, with Ed Stoppard, Matthew Marsh and Graham Seed.

The Russian Gambler is Dolya Gavansk's first drama for Radio 4. As an actor she worked with Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom on The Trip and with Angelina Jolie in the Bosnian film In the Land of Milk and Honey. Her radio work includes The Mumbai Chuzzlewits, The Bid and UTZ for Radio 4 and Massistonia on Radio 3.

Cast:
Alexei...........Ed Stoppard,
Mikhail..........Matthew Marsh,
Anastasia.....Eleanor Bron,
Polina...........Dolya Gavanski,
Vika..............Isabella Blake Thomas,
Astley...........Graham Seed,
Francois........Orlando Seale,
Katie.............Lucy May Barker,
Mullighan.......Jay Taylor,
Office Worker..Alana Ramsey,
Blake.............Timothy Walker

Casting: Toby Whale,
Script Editor: Mike Walker,
Sound Design: Steve Bond.

Original music composed by Sacha Puttnam.
All music performed by Sacha Puttnam.

Directed and Produced by John Dryden
A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 10 Mar 2018 03:00

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Role Contributor
Alexei Ed Stoppard
Mikhail Matthew Marsh
Anastasia Eleanor Bron
Polina Dolya Gavanski
Vika Isabella Blake Thomas
Astley Graham Seed
Francois Orlando Seale
Katie Lucy May Barker
Mullighan Jay Taylor
Office Worker Alana Ramsey
Blake Timothy Walker
Director John Dryden
Producer John Dryden
Writer Dolya Gavanski

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