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Three Sisters

By Anton Chekhov. Drama about three sisters living in provincial Russia. While they dream of returning to their home city of Moscow, real life keeps getting in the way.

Three sisters living in a garrison town in provincial Russia dream of the day that they will return to their home city of Moscow. Maybe then their lives will really start. But in Anton Chekhov's poignant classic somehow real life keeps getting in the way.

Three Sisters was written in 1900 and is a meticulously observed play for an ensemble cast. In its wry portrayal of dreams and self-delusion, and of the folly of believing that life is always better elsewhere, Chekhov's drama captures universal truths, joys and sorrows but his greatness as a writer of the human condition lies in his avoidance of either sentimentality or judgement.

With Peter Ringrose on additional piano

Sound: Nigel Lewis

Adapted for radio by D.J.Britton
Directed by Alison Hindell
BBC Cymru Wales production.

2 hours, 10 minutes

Last on

Sun 10 Sep 2017 21:00

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite in E minor BWV.996 for lute: Allemande

    Performer: Julian Bream.
    • Julian Bream Plays Bach.
    • RCA.
    • 2.

Credits

Role Contributor
Writer Anton Chekhov
Olga Hattie Morahan
Masha Scarlett Alice Johnson
Irina Flora Spencer-Longhurst
Andrei Alex Waldmann
Dr Chebutykin Robert Pugh
Colonel Vershinin Elliot Cowan
Baron Tuzenbach Mark Edel-Hunt
Captain Solyony Jonathan Forbes
Natasha Leila Crerar
Kulygin Sion Pritchard
Anfisa Shirley Dixon
Ferapont William Thomas
Fedotik Gareth Pierce
Roday Aled Bidder
Composer Roger Goula
Musician Natalie Holt
Musician Sam Thompson
Musician Peter Gregson
Adaptor DJ Britton
Director Alison Hindell

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