Ed Stoppard plays an obsessive pianist in a modern-day take on Dostoevsky's classic.
A brilliant, penniless, pianist gets a job as tutor to the daughter of a wealthy Russian oligarch living in London and is sucked into a world of obsession and chance.
A modern-day take on Dostoevsky's The Gambler, by writer/actor Dolya Gavanski, with Ed Stoppard, Matthew Marsh and Graham Seed.
The Russian Gambler is Dolya Gavansk's first drama for Radio 4. As an actor she worked with Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom on The Trip and with Angelina Jolie in the Bosnian film In the Land of Milk and Honey. Her radio work includes The Mumbai Chuzzlewits, The Bid and UTZ for Radio 4 and Massistonia on Radio 3.
Vika....Isabella Blake Thomas,
Katie....Lucy May Barker,
Office Worker..Alana Ramsey,
Casting: Toby Whale,
Script Editor: Mike Walker,
Sound Design: Steve Bond.
Original music composed by Sacha Puttnam.
All music performed by Sacha Puttnam.
Directed and Produced by John Dryden
A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.