A play based around youthful hopes and dreams squashed by
the necessary grind of life. Chekhov offers a closely observed study of a
family falling apart. Everything is taken from the three sisters – Olga, Masha
and Irina – the security of their comfortable home life, their ambitious plans
for a bright future, love and lovers. A complex process of stripping away from
them everything they hold dear is played out over four increasingly tense acts,
bringing reward to some and despair to others.
First performed at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester in 2003