6 Nov — 16 Dec 2017
Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Sydney Theatre Company presents
By Anton Chekhov
In a new adaptation by Andrew Upton
A free-falling reinvention of a classic
In a remote town, Olga, Masha and Irina dream of excitement, freedom and romance, but it seems heartbreak is all they’re going to get.
Young and full of ambition, Irina wants to have a real purpose – to work, to give back. Masha, stuck in what has become a loveless marriage, wants to feel the electric rush of passion once more. While Olga, the eldest, gives and gives until there is almost nothing left.
Set across a span of several years, Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece reveals the hopes, the loves and the sacrifices of its three sisters and the many people who cross their paths. In a world falling apart at the seams, people will go on living, loving and laughing. The human heart beats strong even in a vacuum.
Andrew Upton’s compelling new adaptation preserves the essential spirit of this beloved classic, and delves into the lives of these brilliant young women with a contemporary sensibility.
Artistic Director Kip Williams teams up with long-time collaborators, designer Alice Babidge (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and lighting designer Nick Schlieper (Chimerica), to create a bold, energetic new staging. And with a cast of fourteen superb actors this promises to be a riveting performance of a stunning play.
Duration 3hrs (including interval)
Content warning Strong language, theatrical haze and smoke, gunshot effects and the use of complete black out.
Production patron W & A Johnson Family Foundation
Composed by Thomas Yorke, Philip Selway, Edward O’Brien, Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood and Paul Lansky
© Warner/Chappell Music Ltd and Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd
Used by permission of Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd
Saturday evening $105
Seniors cardholder $90
Under 30 $50
Groups (10+ people) $84
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Under 30 $61
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