‘THE DOUBLE’ TO BE PERFORMED FOR THE LAST TIME ON SEPTEMBER 13
September 13, Valery Fokin’s ‘The Double’ bids farewell at the Main Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre.
This performance, premiered February 25, 2005 is of unique importance to the Russian theatre history as the first scenic interpretation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s ‘Petersburg’ novella of the same title; second staging of Fokin’s so called ‘Petersburg’ dilogy, while the first was 2004 ‘The Overcoat’ by Nikolai Gogol’ at Moscow ‘Sovremennik’ Theatre; and also second (after ‘The Inspector General’) Alexandrinsky theatre staging in the frames of ‘A new life of a tradition’ programme.
People’s Artist of Russia Viktor Gvozditsky (1952-2007) was the first to play the role of Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin, while Golyadkin Jr. was played by Honorary Artist of Russia Aleksei Devotchenko (1965-2014).
Honorary Artist of Russia Vitaly Kovalenko elaborated the new thinking of Golyadkin. In 2007 the role of Golyadkin Jr. became Dmitry Lysenkov’s debut on Alexandrinsky stage. In 2011 Stepan Balakshin was added as a change for this role. Vitaly Kovalenko and Dmitry Lysenkov will be the actors to play the roles of Golyadkin Sr. and Golyadkin Jr. for the last time.
Thanks to all the members of production team, Theatre company and all departments involved in ‘The Double’s scenic life.