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Three Sisters

by Anton Chekhov

Translated by Brian Friel

Directed by Timothy Bennett with Roger Gimblett

Season: 17th October - 14th November 2015
Preview night 16th October
Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm

First performed at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1901, Three Sisters probes the lives and dreams of Olga, Masha, and Irina, former Muscovites now living in a provincial town from which they long to escape. Their hopes for a life more suited to their cultivated tastes and sensibilities provide a touching counterpoint to the relentless flow of compromising events in the real world.

In this powerful play, a landmark of modern drama, Chekhov masterfully interweaves character and theme in subtle ways that make the work's climax seem as inevitable as it is deeply moving.

For this Genesian production, our very experienced director Timothy Bennett has chosen to use Brian Friel's highly regarded 1981 translation of Chekhov's play. This beautifully lyrical translation brings the piece to life for a modern English speaking audience, with Friel's deft touch and intelligent use of language highlighting Chekhov's wonderful writing.

A strong cast and expert production team will together make this a very exciting production.

DirectorTimothy Bennett
Associate DirectorRoger Gimblett
Set DesignOwen Gimblett
Costume DesignPeter Henson
Lighting DesignTimothy M Carter
Sound DesignMichael Schell

Stage ManagerLiz Munro
Glen Harman
Lighting & Sound OperationEmmanuel Said

OlgaElizabeth MacGregor
MashaLana Kershaw
IrinaDominique Nesbitt
AndreyTom Massey
NatashaSusan Farrell
KulyginTed Crosby
VershininMartin Bell
Baron TusenbachMartin Searles
Captain SolyonyTom Marwick
Doctor ChebutykinJames Moir
FedotikDarien Williams
RoddeyNick Carter
FerapontRob Drew
AnfisaPriscilla Bonham-Carter
MaidKathryn Hutchins

By arrangement with ORiGinTM Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French, Ltd.