The Overcoat: The Old Courtroom

Kat Pope May 4, 2013


Le Mot Juste bring their reimagining of Gogol’s classic short story The Overcoat to The Old Courtroom, Brighton later this month.

The Russian writer’s tale of one man’s struggle to overcome his own mediocrity is given shape by this most physical of theatre groups.

Through stylish and stylised movement and visual sleight-of-hand, Le Mot Juste bring Gogol’s story to life with the minimum of theatrical technicalities, relying rather on ‘the right word’.

Focusing on a St Petersburg clerk who buys and loses a fur coat, The Overcoat has many contemporary resonances and was written at a time of economic insecurity and great poverty.

This tale of jealousy, vanity, self-delusion and deceit can be seen from May 16 to 19 at the Old Courtroom, 18 Church Street, Brighton at 5.30pm.
Event: The Overcoat

Where: The Old Courtroom

When: May 16-19

Time: 5.30pm

Cost: Tickets cost £8/£7, suitable for all ages.

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