We're willing to bet that this will be the bolder of the two shows, with an emphasis on contemporary relevance rather than traditional revival. The story of Olga, Marsha and Irina feeling listless and hopeless in 1901 Moscow will be dragged into modern day London. Chekhov's exploration of limited lives, thwarted dreams and the decline of the liberal elites offer fertile ground for interpretation and we look forward to seeing how the work translates to a 2019 context.
After a compelling lead performance in Summer and Smoke (which transfers to the West End after selling out the Almeida), Patsy Ferran leads the cast alongside Pearl Chanda (Ink, Almeida Theatre; One For Sorrow, Royal Court Theatre)
After 2016's startling production of Uncle Vanya, the Almeida has a strong track record for making Chekhov feel fresh. And playwright Cordelia Lynn has quickly established a reputation for balancing dark themes and wry comedy since Lela & Co and One For Sorrow at the Royal Court. She collaborates with the Almeida Associate director Rebecca Frecknall for what is set to be a sharp reassment of one of Chekhov's best known plays.
Public booking for Three Sisters at the Almeida Theatre opens at 10am on Thursday 22 November.
|What||Three Sisters, Almeida Theatre|
|Where||Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1TA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Highbury & Islington (underground)|
08 Apr 19 – 01 Jun 19, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here for more information|