Edinburgh Preview: Russian Roulette at Just The Tonic

Russian Roulette
Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette is at Just The Tonic this Edinburgh Fringe. Ahh, Russia! Home of words! Home of books and plays! Home of Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Chekov, Brezhnev, Gogol!

Russian literature is the finest in the world. Gambling devices are also excellent! In this show, we combine Russian literature with gambling devices! Hurray! Roll a five, someone gets cholera! Land on red and communism happens! Roll a seven and Anna Karenina turns into a balalaika! Roll a one for the KGB!

Comedian Will Seaward (Will Seaward Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories, Will Seaward’s Socialist Fairytales) and actors Sullivan Brown (Every Wild Beast, From Dust) and Jonathan Ashby-Rock (Lord Of The Flies, 1984) present this show which puts dice back in Dicetoyevsky and the bookie back in Russian books!

Completing the cast are Kara Taylor Alberts (Robin Hood, The Hired Man), Dominic Allen (The Bridge That Tom Built, Providence), James Carney (Unseen Hour, DROLL), Laura Hannawin (This was the World I was the King, Mildred and the Midnight City) and Rosie Nicholls (News Revue, A Midsummer Night’s Dream).

Ashby Ryder Creative Management: Jonathan Ashby-Rock and Philip Ryder are two of London’s most exciting young producers. They have produced more than of 35 productions across the UK and in the West End. In 2015, Jonathan & Philip took over the running of The Paul Robeson Theatre in Hounslow, rebranding it as The Arts Centre Hounslow. Ashby & Ryder Creative Management Ltd was formed to facilitate the General Management, Production Accounting and Producing of their larger productions.

Their most prestigious producing credits include; Stig of the Dump directed by Luke Sheppard and Associate Producers on American Idiot, both UK Tour & West End in 2016. Since then they have been putting their focus into running The Arts Centre Hounslow as a festival theatre, which is due to begin in October 2018.

Russian Roulette is at Just The Tonic 2nd – 26th August 2018. (Not 13th or 21st) at 8pm.

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