Russia, 1896. A psychiatric ward in a hospital. Dr. Ragin is fascinated by a new patient, Gromov, who claims to have visions, and to be able to see events as they happen, in other times and places. He visits Gromov every day. But who IS Gromov? Can he really see things - or is he just pretending. And who is REALLY mad here?


The Ward is a magical new play by David Calcutt, based on a short story by Anton Chekhov, Ward No. 6. It is touring in 2018.


We staged a community tour of The Ward in 2017, with a grant from Awards for All. Below is a video showing scenes from the play, recorded at West Bromwich Town Hall.

Richard Sliva as Gromov

The Ward                           by David Calcutt

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