Sovremennik Theatre return to the West End with three plays at the Piccadilly Theatre
The Sovremennik Theatre Company return to London
The award-winning Moscow-based Sovremennik Theatre Company are preparing to return to the West End for a triple bill of performances this May.
Artistic Director Galina Volchek will present Erich Maria Remarque’s Three Comrades (3-6 May), William Gibson’s Two for the Seesaw (8-9 May) and Anton Chekov’s Three Sisters (11-13 May), all of which will be performed in Russian with English subtitles.
The Sovermennik Theatre Company's season will feature a collective cast and crew of over 100 people across all three plays. Known around the world for staging intense psychological dramas and bold contemporary plays the company return to London following a run at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2011.
Three Comrades has been adapted for the stage from Erich Maria Remarque’s novel of the same name. Set in Germany 1928 at the height of global depression this drama follows three men who struggle to earn a living as mechanics, friendship seems to be the only shelter from the chaos surrounding them. When the disillusioned Robert Lohkamp meets a mysterious young woman, his destructive view on life slowly begins to change.
William Gibson’s Two for the Seesaw will feature a Russian twist on the well-known American drama, performed by two of the country’s greatest actors, Chulpan Khamatova and Kirill Safonov. "Set in New York, the play follows the course of an intense and tempestuous affair between a brooding Nebraska lawyer who has relocated to the Big Apple to escape his marriage, and an eccentric dancer he meets at a party. Their relationship comes into jeopardy as their lingering ties to previous partners and the differences in their backgrounds and temperaments come to the fore."
The Sovremennik’s version of Anton Chekhov's most famous play Three Sisters has been seen around the world from Paris to New York, Berlin to London. "Rediscover the story of sisters Olga, Masha and Irina Prozorov in this mesmerising production, as they search for their meaning in the modern world and yearn for a life in Moscow away from their provincial home. With a succession of guests, family and lovers visiting their house, events unfold that will shape their destinies."
Tickets for all three productions in the Sovermennik Theatre Company season are now on sale.