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The Three Sisters

The Three Sisters

Wed 29 January 2020 19:30-21:30

Bedlam Theatre, 11B Bristo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 1EZ


“A new and happy age will begin. We, of course, shall not take part in it, but we live and work and even suffer today that it should come”


Chekhov’s The Three Sisters is the classic every actor dreams of starring in and every director dreads putting on.


Following the lives of Olga, Masha and Irina, The Three Sisters is one of Checkhov’s best known plays which deserves to be seen. Stagnant and frustrated in their family home in the country, the sisters dream of returning to Moscow where they believe life will begin anew after the death of their father. Starting on Irina’s name day, several guests, mostly friends of their late father, come to visit after being estranged for some years and pandemonium ensues. The relationships shown in The Three Sisters are sincere, relatable and in parts funny as rivalries and arguments resurface as life goes on outside the house over the plays four acts. Character driven, subtly comic and universally relatable, The Three Sisters is a classic play, given new life by great direction and a fantastic cast.


Content Warnings

- Distressing Sound Effects

- Mentions of Death