Monday, 25 November 2013

Eugene Onegin on BBC Radio 4

Starting today, on Monday, 25th November, BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting 15-minute episodes of

Duncan Macmillan's drama Eugene Onegin every day this week. The programme is based on one of Russia's best-loved poems and the life of the man who wrote it, Alexander Pushkin. It will be broadcast at 10.45 am and repeated at either 7 or 7.30 pm, as well as being available on the BBC player.

Episode 1

Monday 25 November 2013

By Alexander Pushkin.
Adapted by Duncan Macmillan.
Drama based on one of Russia's best loved poems, and the life of the man who wrote it. As Alexander Pushkin prepares to fight a duel, his wife begs him to tell her his most famous story, Eugene Onegin. Onegin is the darling of St. Petersburg. He is young, handsome and bored. But a trip to the countryside is about to change his life forever.
Directed by Abigail le Fleming

About the adapter
Duncan Macmillan is an award winning writer and director. Former Writer in Residence at Paines Plough and the Royal Exchange Theatre, he has written extensively for theatre in addition to working in radio and television. Duncan is currently writing new plays for the National Theatre, Soho Theatre, Paines Plough and BBC Radio and is adapting George Orwell's 1984 with director Rob Icke for Headlong/Nottingham Playhouse.


Natalya: Zoe Tapper
Pushkin: Geoffrey Streatfield
Onegin: David Dawson
Driver: Sean Murray
Lensky: Joshua McGuire
Housekeeper: Carolyn Pickles
Director: Abigail le Fleming
Adaptor: Duncan Macmillan
Author: Alexander Pushkin