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About Fortune's Fool

A new production of Turgenev’s savagely funny play, Fortune’s Fool, is adapted by Mike Poulton and directed by Lucy Bailey.

A pair of newlyweds arrive at their country estate to be welcomed by Kuzovkin, the penniless gentleman-in-residence. Their wealthy and mischievous neighbour Tropatchov calls by for a seemingly innocent celebratory lunch. Fuelled by champagne the proceedings degenerate, leading to a shocking revelation with far-reaching consequences.

***** "The Old Vic have struck gold with a brilliant production" - The Observer
***** "Wonderfully funny and deeply touching" - The Daily Telegraph
**** "A bold and boozy delight. It’s fabulous" - The Times