Three Sisters

We hate Chekov – there, I’ve said it! We only went to this production because the cast was so strong that we thought if anyone could make us like it, they could.
The cast was fantastic – Lucy Peacock as Masha, Irene Poole as Olga, and Dalal Badr as Irina – you could not have asked for three better sisters. Add Kelli Fox to the mix as Natasha, the sister in law and it just gets better.
But I still want to scream at them to just “buy a ticket and go to Moscow for god’s sake. Stop whining and go! “
Chekov’s plays, unlike Shakespeare or the Greeks, are too firmly rooted in his time and place. The world has changed and his characters no longer fit it, nor do they deal with timeless issues. Watching Chekov is like watching a boring history piece, even when it is as well done as this production.
No more Chekov!


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Three Sisters

  1. Keith says:

    Thank god – my last Chekhov.I don't know why he is so revered by actors and directors. But I ain't seein' no more.I agree with Cathy's comments – I cannot imagine a better prodction, which is why I feel no nagging doubt that there is something in Chekhov I have missed. There isn't.

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