The Retreat from Moscow

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The Retreat from Moscow
Written by William Nicholson
Characters Edward
Date premiered October 1999
Place premiered Chichester Festival Theatre
Original language English
Setting England, the present

The Retreat from Moscow is a play written by William Nicholson.

The play is about the end of a three-decade marriage and the subsequent emotional fallout. The title is taken from Napoleon's costly invasion of Moscow and the subsequent retreat. It was first performed at the Chichester Festival Theatre in October, 1999.[1] It was eventually produced in New York on Broadway at the Booth Theatre, on October 23, 2003 with John Lithgow, Eileen Atkins and Ben Chaplin, under the direction of Daniel Sullivan.


2004 Tony Award nomination: Best Play, Best Actress in a Play, Best Featured Actor in a Play


  1. ^ Nicholson, William. The Retreat from Moscow (script). Anchor, 2004.

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