Three Sisters

Three Sisters

Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg returns to the West End with this luminous retelling of Chekhov’s masterpiece, Three Sisters.


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

Under the artistic directorship of Lev Dodin – one of the most celebrated theatre practitioners working today – the Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg has become one of the greatest theatres in the world. During his 35-year tenure many of Dodin’s shows have won international awards including state prizes of Russian and the USSR, Golden Mask Awards and a Lawrence Olivier Award (becoming the first international company to do so for Stars in the Morning Sky, 1989). In 2000 he received the European Theatre Award.

Performed in Russian with English surtitles.

Age Recommendation: 12+

Critic reviews

Performed With Russian Passion


The Maly's Three Sisters is a play that will push you to think about what you really want in life, and if you can make do with what you really have

Broadway World

There's no grand formality or elaborate effect here, rather a closeness of style that can be as gloriously informal as it is emotionally nuanced

The Arts Desk

An impassioned and suitably morose Three Sisters


The Maly Drama Theatre of St Petersburg are exuberant, passionate and so very, very Russian

The Times

Heart-wrenching and exquisitely performed Russian-language version of Chekhov’s study of unfulfilled longing

The Stage

Lev Dodin’s masterly production allows the actors to truly inhabit their roles and presents a familiar play afresh

The Guardian

Chekhov as existential horror show

The Telegraph

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 19 Jun - Sat 29 Jun, 2.30pm & 7.15pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 45 mins


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