Following a critically acclaimed West End Season last year the Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg returns with a luminous retelling of Chekhov’s masterpiece, Three Sisters.

Three Sisters Photo: MDT

Rediscover the tragicomic story of the Prozorov sisters as they contend with their disillusioned lives in provincial Russia. Renowned director Lev Dodin directs this radiant, complex play with rich insight into Chekhov’s eloquent understanding of passion, resignation, longing, and love.

Of Three Sisters, he artistic director Lev Dodin comments: “Chekhov speaks with passion and eloquence about the hopelessness of our life, about the tragic discrepancies between our yearnings and reality, about the vital importance of staying true to oneself and preserving your dignity.

Three Sisters is a play about people with ideals. I think today too many of us – the world over – understand only too well what unfulfilled hopes are and the nature of fallen-through plans, lost illusions and impossible loves. We all unfortunately understand the universal language of loss. We understand the stern language in which life speaks to us – and in this life we must stay true to ourselves and preserve our personal dignity at any cost.”