Three Sisters with Kristin Scott Thomas extends to 29 June 03

Three Sisters with Kristin Scott Thomas extends to 29 June 03

Three Sisters, by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Christopher Hampton, has been extended by 6 weeks at the Playhouse theatre to 29 June 03

The show received terrific notices from the popular press when it opened earlier this month: THE TIMES says, "Blakemore’s revival is as careful, sensitive and unostentatious as Christopher Hampton’s translation." He goes on to say, "There isn’t a weak or ill-considered performance on view." THE STAGE says, "Clear, supple and idiomatic." THE GUARDIAN says, "Any production relies on the casting of the sisters; and here the prize performance is from Kristin Scott Thomas." TIME OUT says, "A fine new version." THE EVENING STANDARD says, "A rapturous debut from the compelling Kristin Scott Thomas."

The show features Kristin Scott Thomas (Masha) , Kate Burton (Olga), Madeleine Worrall (Irina), Eric Sykes (Ferapont), Robert Bathurst (Vershinin), James Fleet ( Kulygin), Douglas Hodge (Andrei), David Antrobus (Rode), Sebastian Bates (Fedotik), Tom Beard (Solyony), David Burke (Chebutykin), Margery Mason (Anfisa), Tobias Menzies (Tusenbach), Susannah Wise (Natasha).

It is directed by Michael Blakemore, with set design by Robin Don, lighting by Mark Henderson and costumes by John Bright. It is produced by the Ambassador Theatre Group, Elizabeth I McCann and Matthew Mitchell.

Stuck in a garrison town, out on the edge of Russia, Olga, Masha and Irina dream of freedom, of sex, of romance and of Moscow. On Irina's name-day, a day of radiant sunshine, two figures appear in their lives - Vershinin and Natasha. Each will transform the family.

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