New production of Three Sisters at the Union Theatre
The Phil Willmott Company announces Three Sisters.
The Union Theatre have announced a new season from the Phil Willmott Company which will run at their new south London venue in 2017. Designed as a chance for audiences to take a fresh look at two classics, it is described as offering 'fresh perspectives' on great plays and musicals.
The first production in the season will be the UK Premiere Of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters in a new version by Tracy Letts based on dramaturgical translations by Charlotte Hobson and Dassia Posner. The production will run from 4 January to 4 February 2017, with official opening nights on 5,6 and 7 February 2017.
Directed by Phil Willmott it will feature costume design by Penn O'Gara.
First performed in 1900 to reflect an increasingly obsolete leisured class, struggling to find a purpose in an age of great social change, Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts' provides a new adaptation of the play that makes no radical changes to the setting, story or characters. Instead he brings "a directness of motive and linguistic clarity that only a brilliant actor and an undisputed master of contemporary drama can offer."
The cast for the production include: Celine Abrahams (Olga), Ivy Corbin (Masha), Will Henry (Rode), Hugo Nicholson (Solyony), J. P. Turner (Chebutykin), Francesca Burgoyne (Natasha), Molly Crookes (Irina), Tom Malmed (Tusenbach), Steven Rodgers (Kulygin), Lawrence Werber (Ferapont), Benjamin Chandler (Andrey), Jonathan James (Fedotik), Corinna Marlowe (Alfisa), and Ashley Russell (Vershinin).
Further productions in the season are yet to be announced.