Greg Hicks to tread the boards at Chippy

Greg Hick will captivate his audience in The Kreutzer Sonata
Greg Hick will captivate his audience in The Kreutzer Sonata

Renowned RSC actor Greg Hicks is to star in a gripping one-man play at Chipping Norton Theatre later this month.

The Olivier-nominated actor will appear in a truly moving piece of theatre titled The Kreutzer Sonata - a complex thriller, crammed to bursting point with themes of love, lust, jealousy and murder.

It is based on Leo Tolstoy’s novella and was adapted for the stage by Irish playwright Nancy Harris in 2009.

Hicks’ performance will be accompanied by the musical talents of Hannah Watson on piano and Justin Wilman on violin, as Beethoven’s Sonata resonates throughout the production.

John Terry, director of The Kreutzer Sonata and artistic director at Chipping Norton Theatre, said: “It is an extraordinary opportunity to bring the genius of Tolstoy and Beethoven together in one room, alongside the crisp modern dialogue of a fine playwright, the talents of an extraordinary group of musicians and an actor of truly national standing.”

“When I first read it, I couldn’t put it down and sat in my car, late for a meeting, utterly unaware of the world around me.

“I think - I hope - this is the experience the audience will have. Only more so!”

The Kreutzer Sonata opens for a limited run from Friday September 18 to Saturday September 26, exclusive to Chipping Norton Theatre.

Tickets cost £15 each (£13 concessions), available from 01608 642350 or online at www.chippingnortontheatre.com