In June this summer, in situ: brings to Cambridge Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters. Director Richard Spaul speaks about his motivations in presenting it – and about the very particular performance approach he has used. Why did you choose Three Sisters? This is one of the greatest plays of the 20th century – indeed of any Read more about Three Sisters[…]
by Anton Chekhov
Date: Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 June, 2017
Venue: The Leper Chapel, Cambridge | Map
Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions) available in advance from WeGotTickets and from 7.30pm at the venue.
in situ: presents one of the greatest masterpieces of the Twentieth Century.
Olga, Irina and Masha – the three sisters of the title – live in an isolated Russian town far from the Moscow they remember and love.
Olga, the eldest, lives in the past, filled with regret.
Masha lives in the present and makes impulsive decisions that hurt others.
And Irina, the youngest, is always looking to the future, dreaming up some new plan that’s going to fix everything.
In a meaningless and dreary present, they dream of future happiness. The arrival of an army regiment appears to furnish an opportunity for escape, but leads only to violence and disillusion.
Inspired by Russian/Soviet practitioners such as Stanislavsky and Meyerhold, and the more modern influences of absurdism and ‘Zero Theatre’, in situ:’s fine ensemble performance explores Chekhov’s great tragedy in new and powerful ways.