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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.






Playwright:  Anton Chekhov

Genre:  Comedy Drama

Directed by:  Derek Timmins

Production Date:  Spring 1955

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  St Andrews Parish Room

Burgess Hill


BHTC Production Number: 4




The play's full title in Russian is          

The Marriage Proposal'. 

Ian Clayton

Derek Timmins

Joy Sinden


Ivan Vassilevich Lomov

Steph Stepanovitch Chubukov

Natalya Stepanova

Programme  & Press Cutting

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