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The Crescent Theatre Presents a 75th Anniversary Season production of

Three SistersThree Sisters 

by Anton Chekhov in a new modern adaptation

Saturday 3rd - Saturday 17th November 2007 in the Ron Barber Studio
Evenings 7:45pm, Matinees 2:45pm

The Prozorov Sisters, Olga, Masha and Irina, dream of freedom, sex, romance and Moscow.  Two figures appear in their lives. Vershinin, the new battery commander, has hopes of a better future for mankind.  Natasha, a local woman,  has hopes of a better future for herself.  Each will transform the Prozorov family …

A complex lattice of stories works itself out, bringing reward to some, despair to others.

For more on Three Sisters visit:

Three Sisters Microsite >> and

Three Sisters on YouTube >>

Photographs production photographs.

Education Resources

Schools planning to come and see this production can download notes from htttp://

The script is also available at : Sisters 20July 2007.pdf should you wish to study it prior to the production, or read it afterwards.

As part of the research for this production the director has compiled a selection of reviews to allow the actors to consider how the play has been interpreted in the past. The reviews include Katie Mitchell’s production at The National Theatre in 2003, Cheek By Jowl’s Russian language version which toured the UK in 2007 and a contemporary review of Laurence Olivier’s 1967 National Theatre production.

You can download the reviews from:

There is also an interview with Peter Brook about the rehearsal process on the National Theatre's website that you might find useful.

Tickets: £10 (Concessions £9)

Production links

Box Office: 0121 643 5858
The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE. Company No: 699933, Charity No: 245054