By Anton Chekhov | In a version by Cordelia Lynn
Directed By Rebecca Frecknall
Do you ever wonder what would happen if we could live our lives all over again but be fully conscious of it the second time?
I bet we’d try to do everything differently, or at least would know to create a different world for ourselves.
In a room in a house in a provincial town, three sisters wait for their lives to begin.
Olga, the eldest. Masha, the middle child. Irina, the youngest.
The clock strikes. A candle is lit.
The clock stops. Something catches fire.
The clock strikes. They wake up.
Following her critically acclaimed production of Summer and Smoke (winner Best Revival at the 2019 Olivier Awards), Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall directs Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, in a new adaptation by Cordelia Lynn (One For Sorrow, Lela & Co).
Cast includes Patsy Ferran (Summer and Smoke, winner Best Actress at the 2019 Olivier Awards), Pearl Chanda (Ink) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Dance Nation).
Photograph by Nadav Kander
Rehearsal photography by Marc Brenner
ALMEIDA FOR FREE
A free performance of Three Sisters and all-day festival with free events for those aged 25 and under
Thu 30 May
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Previews Sat 6 Apr – Mon 15 Apr
Press Night Tue 16 Apr 7pm
Wed matinees 2.30pm from 24 Apr
Sat matinees 2.30pm from 20 Apr
6 Apr – 15 Apr
£34, £29, £20, £10
17 Apr – 1 Jun
£42.50, £34, £20, £10
Almeida Rush allows audiences to book last minute tickets to popular Almeida shows each week. Tickets released Tuesday at 1pm.
Thu 9 May
Post-show talk with members of the Three Sisters company. Free to same-day ticket holders.
Mon 13 May 6pm
Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. An invited panel of speakers discuss the key issues and ideas raised by Three Sisters.
Fri 17 May 7.30pm
£5 Captioned tickets available to those aged 25 and under
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404.
Audio Described performance
Sat 11 May 2.30pm
(Touch Tour 12.45pm)
£5 Audio Described tickets available to those aged 25 and under
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404.
6 Apr - 17 Apr (except 16 Apr)
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 for the opening performances, subject to availability. Enter the promo code ISFIRST when booking. For applicable postcodes see here.
Customers claiming Jobseekers Allowance and students can book second-price band tickets for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings and Wednesday and Saturday matinees. Concessions tickets are also applicable for first-price band tickets on Wednesday and Saturday matinees*.
Concessions tickets are subject to availability and not available in the final week of performances. For more information click here.
Customers who are 65 and over can book second-price-band tickets* for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wednesday & Saturday matinees. Over 65s tickets are also applicable for first-price band tickets on Wednesday and Saturday matinees. For more information click here.
Customers aged 30 or under can book second-price-band tickets for £15 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wednesday & Saturday matinees*.
Deaf and disabled patrons and a companion can buy tickets for £25 for all performances by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404.
*Concessions are subject to availability and proof of eligibility is required. Concessions in the final week of performances are only valid for Deaf and disabled bookings
25 and under
£5 tickets available for performances Mon 8 Apr, Tue 9 Apr, Mon 15 Apr, Mon 22 Apr, Tue 23 Apr, Mon 29 Apr, Tue 30 Apr. Enter the promo code 25UNDER to book.
For the Almeida: Ink (also West End).
Theatre includes: One for Sorrow (Royal Court); Julie (Northern Stage Company); The Glass Menagerie (Nuffield Theatre); The Angry Brigade (Bush Theatre); Crave; 4.48 Psychosis (Crucible, Sheffied); Two Gentlemen of Verona (RSC); Godchild (Hampstead Theatre); The Seagull (Headlong).
Television includes: Endeavour; Arthur and George; Holby City.
Film includes: The Final Haunting; Mr Turner.
★★★★ FRECKNALL’S GENTLE, DREAMY PRODUCTION IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL THING
★★★★ STOCKED WITH FINE PERFORMANCES
★★★★ ENGROSSING STUDY OF A YOUNG FAMILY'S COLLAPSING DREAMS
★★★★ THE MIRACLE OF REBECCA FRECKNALL’S PRODUCTION IS THAT IT EXISTS IN BOTH TODAY AND RUSSIA AT THE START OF THE 20TH CENTURY.
A CHEKHOV FOR OUR TIMES
★★★★ EVERY PERFORMANCE IN DIRECTOR REBECCA FRECKNALL’S VIVIDLY NATURAL PRODUCTION IS BANG ON THE MONEY
The running time is approximately 2 hours and 55 minutes including a 15 minute interval.
This production contains sudden loud noises.
Read more about our production guidance and warnings or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns.
Adaptation Cordelia Lynn
Direction Rebecca Frecknall
Design Hildegard Bechtler
Light Jack Knowles
Sound George Dennis
Composition Angus MacRae
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Costume Supervision Laura Hunt
Prop Supervision Lizzie Frankl
Resident Director Ebenezer Bamgboye
Associate Lighting Designer Jamie Platt
Sonny Poon Tip