ANTON Chekhov’s poignant masterpiece Three Sisters launches the Autumn/Winter Season at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre next month.
This new production of the Russian play has been translated by Michael Frayn and is directed by Sarah Frankcom.
The play revolves around the lives and dreams of sisters Irina, Masha and Olga. When their brother falls in love, it is not only the dream of a better life in Moscow put at risk, but the roof above their heads.
Beth Cooke is cast in the role of Irina, a role her aunt Niamh Cusack also played when the Exchange last staged the play in 1985.
Emma Cunniffe plays Masha and Lucy Black, who was last seen at the Royal Exchange in Mary Barton, plays Olga.
The cast also includes Joseph Kloska, Polly Findlay, Mark Bonnar, Christopher Colquhoun, Laurence Mitchell, Roger Morlidge, Michael Elwyn, Tim Barlow, Ann Firbank, Chris Fared and Howard Charles.
Three Sisters opens on Wednesday, September 10 and runs until Saturday, October 11. Tickets range in price from £8.50-£29.
Concessions are available, and tickets on Mondays for anyone aged 25 and under are £4.
The box office is on 0161 833 9833 or you can book online at www.royalexchange.co.uk/bookonline.