‘a hero of our time’ will play at the arcola theatre from 19th nov - 15 dec 2018!!

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“★★★★ A sugar rush of intrigue and excitement that takes us on a rollercoaster ride back to an imagined past full of enlivening energy, kisses behind curtains and the melodrama of the young, superrich of their time.”

—The Scotsman

“★★★★★ The kind of show one longs to see”

—Outlier Scotland

“★★★★ The modernised script creates a unique tone of the classical and the contemporary, comedy and tragedy.”

—The Wee Review

“★★★★ There isn't a dull moment in the show”

—The Fringe Guru

“★★★★ A mesmerizing spectacle”

—A Younger Theatre

“★★★★ A powerful, sweaty and ingenious piece of theatre.”

—Broadway Baby

“★★★★ Composed of international artists, the company offer a great experience of Russian literature and its idea of superfluous man”

—Arthur's Seat


Fresh from a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh festival, new international company HUNCHtheatre bring their modern adaptation of the neglect Russian masterpiece 'A Hero Of Our Time' to the Arcola Theatre in London from 19th Nov - 15th Dec 2018. This is the start of a larger collaboration between HUNCHtheatre and the Arcola, which will include an original script about the life and death of Soviet director Vsevolod Meyerhold.

'A Hero Of Our Time' is a thrilling dissection of the cruel and complicated games played by men which lays intimate thoughts unflinchingly bare. Pechorin, a resting soldier, amuses himself in a dull town by competing with his friend Grushnitsky over the young princess Mary. This escalates from a fun game - pretending to support Grushnitsky whilst pursuing Mary himself - into all out war. We invite you into Mikhail Lermontov's mad, bad and dangerous world, into the mind of a soldier where bars and ballrooms become battlefields. Don't miss your chance to see the birth of a new company - made up of multi award winning artists from Europe and Britain - and discover a new classi