The Tyler Sisters

The Tyler Sisters

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Three women, forty years, one ever-evolving bond.

Lyn Gardner avatar
19 December 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Alexandra Wood ‘s plays are never flashy and loud, and I sometimes think that means they get over-looked or are under-rated. Her latest is inspired by Nicholas Nixon’s iconic photo series of the Brown Sisters. Since 1974 he has been taking a yearly photograph of his wife and her siblings, each passing photo marking the passage of time and experience in their faces. Sisterhood is the bond too in Wood’s play that takes place over 40 years exploring the ups and downs of three sisters bound together by blood but sometimes torn apart by circumstance.”


Alexandra Wood’s innovative new play explores the deep and unruly waters of sisterhood. Fake sick days, Stonehenge, roller skates, champagne and glow-in-the-dark stars.

The Tyler Sisters is a funny, heartening exploration of time, and the unassuming moments that make up our lives.

Alexandra Wood's plays include The Empty Quarter (Hampstead Theatre), The Initiate (Paines Plough, winner of a Scotsman Fringe First) and an adaptation of Jung Chang's Wild Swans (Young Vic).

Abigail Graham is the director of the Lyric Hammersmith Ensemble and director credits include 31 Hours (The Bunker), Debris (Southwark Playhouse) and Molly Sweeney (Print Room/Lyric Belfast).

Critic reviews

Alexandra Wood’s spirited story of modern womanhood reminds us that the blood-bond of sisterhood has hard edges

The Guardian

Engaging and well-crafted exploration of sisterhood and the passing of time

The Stage

A quiet unassuming play full of heart and compassion

Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor

Three sisters live through 40 years in 40 scenes in Alexandra Woods’s enjoyable triple character study

Time Out

Affectionate and antagonistic family tale told over four decades

Evening Standard

Entertaining conviviality and relatable familial rivalry

The Telegraph

Raucous celebration of sisterhood

The Arts Desk

This piece is a lighthearted and sharp exploration of the mind-boggling dichotomy of being a sister, and what this role brings

The Upcoming

The intent is clearly there, but the spark is too feeble to start a fire

Broadway World

An avalanche of years


Date & time

Show ended
Fri 13 Dec - Sat 18 Jan, 2.45pm, 3.15pm & 7.45pm
Runtime: 1 hr 50 mins


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