The House with a View to the Field by Alexander Vampilov (Translation and adaptation by Natasha Radski) is a one act romantic comedy set in the 1960s in the USSR. Vladimir Tretyakov has been working in a remote Soviet village as a geography teacher for three years. On the last day of his assignment, he pops in to say goodbye to Lidia Astafieva, who is the head of the local milk farm and an activist. He sees the view from her window, which he hadn’t noticed before. Will they find something in common despite their class and social differences?
Director: Daniel Austin-Boyd
Daniel trained in Theatre Directing at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. His previous directing credits include RENT at Moyse Hall, Montreal, Blithe Spirit at TNC Theatre, Montreal, Grampa's Voice and the Toronto Fringe Festival and It's A Long Walk Home Tonight and The Bread and Roses, London.
Lidia Astafieva is played by Natasha Radski
Natasha trained in acting at Drama Studio London. Her theatre credits include: Lucile in Love and the Piano at Greenwich Playhouse, Ivonne in My Wife's Dead Mother at Greenwich Playhouse, Antigone in Antigone, Tehuti Theatre Production, Mrs. Vicks in An Enemy of The People at Union Theatre, Irina in Suzanna at Lion and Unicorn. Natasha’s TV roles include: Mrs. Kominski in Citizen Khan on BBC, Daga in Damned series on Channel 4, Caretaker in “Rev” on BBC, Magda in Sir David Croft’s last project “Here Comes the Queen”, sitcom pilot. Natasha has also extensively worked on BBC4 radio drama.
Vladimir Tretyakov is played by Thomas Schneesche
Thomas graduated from the Dramatic Arts School at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil (EAD-ECA-USP) and studied method acting at the Lee Strasberg Studio in Los Angeles. He participated in several plays at the "Laboratory Theatre" (EAD-ECA-USP), playing different characters including Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Melchior in Spring Awakening.
His theatre credits include: Bras Cubas in Mamorias Postumas de Bras Cubas, Gato Malhado in Gato Malhado e Andorinha Sinha at Santa Maria Theatre, Recife, Brazil and Fire Chief in The Bald Soprano at Rumbolt Theatre.
Lidia Astafieva : Natasha Radski
Vladimir Tretyakov : Thomas Schneesche
Director: Daniel Austin-Boyd
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Alexander Valentinovich Vampilov (19 August 1937 - 17 August 1972) was a Soviet playwright who is often called “Chekhov of the modern times”. His best known works are Last Summer in Chulimsk, Duck Hunting, Elder Son and Farewell in June. Many of his plays have been filmed and televised in Russia. Vampilov emerged as one of the principal figures in the generation of dramatists who came to prominence following the death of Stalin. He reached the height of his popularity in the seventies and the first half of the eighties, but the process had already begun in his own lifetime.
The House with a View to the Field, Vampilov's debut as a playwright, was published in the November(1964) issue of Theatre.