a Question of Geography


by John Berger and Nella Bielski

This was an RSC production that opened at The Other Place theatre in Stratford on 2nd September 1987 and played in repertoire for the rest of the Stratford season before transferring to the Pit theatre at the Barbican, where it opened on 23 November 1988.




Actress of the Year in a Revival – Harriet Walter for the role of Dacha in the Barbican Pit (and for 12th Night and 3 Sisters also at the RSC)

Creative Team

Directed by John Caird
Designed by Sue Blane
Lighting by Chris Parry
Sound by John Leonard
Company Voice Work by Cicely Berry & Patsy Rodenburg
Movement by Leslie Hutchison
Music by J.S.Bach
Played by Tina Gruenberg

A Question of Geogrpahy


Dacha – Harriet Walter
Eric – Clive Russell
Gricha – Jimmy Gardner
Sacha – Linus Roache
Micha – Peter Polycarpou
Lydia – Susan Colverd
Igor – Mark Dignam
Young Woman – Sonia Ritter
Bruise 1 – Guy Fithen
Bruise 2 – Richard Leaf
Seroija’s Voice – John Carlisle

Donald Cooper