Little Earthquake invites you to experience the world according to Poprishchin. Saddled with a surname meaning pimple, hounded by talking dogs, and harassed by his plate-smashing mother, life is hard for St Petersburg’s most misunderstood lonely heart.
Voted by Penguin Books as one of the best stories ever written, Little Earthquake presents an inventive, highly-charged stage version of Gogol’s gripping story. Using the company’s trademark transformation of everyday objects into the stuff of nightmares, watch as reason and order fall spectacularly apart, while Poprishchin falls truly, deeply… and madly in love.
Writer, Performer & Director | Gareth Nicholls Assistant Director & Dramaturge | Philip Holyman Set and Props Design & Construction | Nicholas Nicholls Costume Design | Tracey Dolby Additional Costume Design | Barbara Nicholls Music | Huey McEvoy Lighting Design | Matthew Harper Medical & Psychology Adviser | Dr Leanne Nicholls Photograph of ‘Sophie’ | Miriam Hughes