2023-2024 Season

The Proposal by Anton Chekhov

The Proposal

Anton Chekhov’s THE PROPOSAL
One Act Festival Entry May & June 2024.

DIRECTOR: Suchit Kulkarni,
Production Manager: Adrian McGlynn.

Lomov comes to propose to his neighbour’s daughter, Natalya. The only trouble is, they are both supremely argumentative…

This one act farce was first performed in 1890 but still feels very contemporary today. Through the play, Chekhov exposes the “fake” nature of the world and shows how superficial modern people are. Rather than emotionally bonding in relationships, people connect with wealth and money, and a little thing can break something very special.

Making his directorial debut, Suchit promises you’ll have fun. He brings a new style of directing which focusses heavily on script before movement.

There are no particular restrictions on ages but Stepan needs to be older than Natalya and Ivan, and Natalya and Ivan should be of a similar age.


The Cast will be as follows:
Ivan Vassilevitch Lomov – Zac Lacey-Rousou
Natalya Stepanovna Chubukov – Sian Gibson
Stepan Stepanovitch Chubukov (Father) – Andrew Parsons

Details of the ODN Festival at Abingdon can be seen here: ODN-NEWS-June24.pdf

You can download the script here.

Although exact performance dates for festivals are unknown, these dates are given for guidance.
5 – 11 May Henley Festival
3 – 8 June ODN Festival Abingdon
10 – 15 June Wallingford Festival
19 September BCP Season Preview

You can see full details here of ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVALS 2024

The Proposal at Abingdon

ODN Festival 2024
ODN Programme 2024