1st - 18th October 2014
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Adapted from the original play by ANTON CHEKHOV
Directed by ANDY ARNOLD
Designed by JOHN BYRNE WITH CHARLOTTE LANE
Lighting Design by MARK DOUBLEDAY
Sound Design by ROSS BROWN
With: Andy Clark, Stephen Clyde, Euan Donald, Jessica Hardwick, Muireann Kelly, Louise McCarthy, Martin McCormick, Sylvester McCoy, Sally Reid and Jonathan Watson.
It’s the not-so-swinging sixties in a Dunoon naval base. Three sisters, Olive, Maddy, and Renee have spent the last eleven years looking longingly across the Clyde Estuary. Surrounded by military suitors, overbearing in-laws, and worthy Presbyterians, they yearn for London’s Carnaby Street and the love, culture and thrills they are denied in Argyllshire. Will they ever escape?
Following his acclaimed adaptations of The Cherry Orchard and Uncle Vanya, John Byrne (Tutti Frutti, The Slab Boys) turns his attention to Chekhov’s tragi-comedy about dashed hopes and unrequited love, in this brand new show for Tron Theatre Company.
**** "Byrne laces his re-imagining of Chekhov with baroque linguistic flourishes and an underlying pathos that accentuates a set of nuanced but never naturalistic performances from Arnold's 10-strong ensemble." - The Herald
**** "Andy Arnold does the adaptation tremendous justice in a beautifully controlled staging that’s loaded with fine performances." - The Guardian
**** "A rich, playful and memorable production that Edinburgh should rush to see" - The Scotsman
**** "The performances by the lead actresses and the evocative stage design ensure that this imagining of the Three Sisters is memorable, witty and touching." - TV Bomb
**** "Powerful and heartfelt." - The Public Reviews
**** "What director Andy Arnold executes so wonderfully here is the total undoing of a seemingly idyllic existence." - Across The Arts