A fresh look at Three Sisters for 2010
Thursday 18 February 2010
Exhilarating theatre company Filter together with the Lyric Hammersmith’s Artistic Director Sean Holmes, take on Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters in a fresh production for 2010, which tours to Warwick Arts Centre from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 February.
Frustrated by their small-town existence, the Prozorov family long to return to Moscow. But as relationships, duty and misguided optimism take hold, the family find their dreams drifting further away. Fusing imaginative staging, evocative physicality and Filter’s trademark use of sound, this brand new production distils Chekhov’s classic, stripping the text bare and delving beneath the surface to explore one family’s search for elusive happiness.
The cast includes rising star Romola Garai as Masha (Glorious 39; Emma in BBC’s Emma; King Lear/The Seagull, RSC and Briony Tallis in Atonement); Poppy Miller as Olga (Isabella Knightley in BBC’s Emma and Filter’s Twelfth Night); and Clare Dunne as Irina (Nabokov’s Crunch).
The combination of Filter’s exuberance and Holmes’ precision have proved a winning formula in the past with both Twelfth Night (RSC/UK Tour/Tricycle) and their ground-breaking version of Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle (National Theatre) which played at Warwick Arts Centre in 2007, receiving great critical and audience acclaim.
Sean Holmes says: “This is my third collaboration with Filter and I am really excited about the prospect of tackling another classic text with them.” Sean became Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith in January 2009 and this production is an integral part of Sean’s first season.
Filter’s shows create an on-stage fusion of live and recorded music – their trademark of live integrated sound. In addition to their collaborations with Sean Holmes credits include: Water (Lyric Hammersmith); The Birthday Party and Dumb Waiter (Bristol Old Vic); Girl In The Goldfish Bowl (Crucible Studio) and Playing The Victim (Royal Court). Filter have been regulars at Warwick Arts Centre since their inception.
Tickets for Three Sisters can be booked online or from the Box Office on 024 7652 4524.
Under 26s can get free tickets for this play as part of the Arts Council scheme A Night Less Ordinary.