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Directed by:  Derek Timmins

Production Date:  Spring 1955

Playwright:  Anton Chekhov

Genre:  Comedy Drama

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  St Andrews Parish Room

Burgess Hill




Ivan Vassilievich Lomov, a long-time neighbour of Stepan Stepanovich Chubukov, has come to propose marriage to Chubukov's 25-year-old daughter, Natalya.


But things don't quite go as planned especially as Lomov is a hypochondriac and while trying to make clear his reasons for being there, he gets into arguments with Natalya about a disputed piece of land and ends up having "palpitations" and a numb leg.


Things go from bad to worse!

BHTC NOTES: Performed as an evening of three short plays. Its not clear from the information available how many performances were involved.





Ivan Vassilevich Lomov

Steph Stepanovitch Chubukov

Natalya Stepanova

Ian Clayton

Derek Timmins

Joy Sinden





The play's full title in Russian is          

The Marriage Proposal'. 


BHTC Production Number: 4

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