by Anton Chekhov
in a new version by Benedict Andrews
In a remote Russian town, Olga, Masha and Irina long for life in Moscow – but their plans go nowhere. Disaster, deception, meaningless self-sacrifice – in Chekhov’s heartbreaking masterpiece, each new twist of fate sees the sisters’ control over their destiny slip away. This compelling version of the Russian classic by renowned Australian director Benedict Andrews premiered at the Young Vic on 8 September 2012.
Benedict Andrews’ version of Three Sisters was third in the Guardian’s top ten best theatre picks of 2012.
‘Up there with the best ever Three Sisters… a sensational breakthrough and a poetic revelation at the same time, and in its own gloriously idiosyncratic manner.’ What’s On Stage
‘A bracingly original vision: [Andrews] turns the play inside out, bashes it around, and drops in anachronisms, yet his approach yields revelatory results. In the end, against the odds, this is a moving and absorbing Three Sisters’ Evening Standard
‘Profoundly moving… Chekhov refreshed and reimagined.’ Guardian
‘Energising, modern… grabs some of the most thorny Chekhov questions about human existence with a firm unsentimental grip’ Huffington Post
Performance Rights: Judy Daish Associates Limited