Almeida Theatre announces full casting for Three Sisters

Three Sisters. Patsy Ferran, Pearl Chanda and Ria Zmitrowicz. Photo - Nadav Kander.

Three Sisters. Patsy Ferran, Pearl Chanda and Ria Zmitrowicz. Photo – Nadav Kander.

Do you ever wonder what would happen if we could live our lives all over again but be fully conscious of it the second time? 

 I bet we’d try to do everything differently, or at least would know to create a different world for ourselves.

In a room in a house in a provincial town, three sisters wait for their lives to begin.
Olga, the eldest. Masha, the middle child. Irina, the youngest.

The clock strikes. A candle is lit.
The clock stops. Something catches fire.
The clock strikes. They wake up.

Following her critically acclaimed production of Summer and Smoke, Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall directs Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, in a new adaptation by Cordelia Lynn (One For SorrowLela & Co).

Joining the previously announced Pearl Chanda and Patsy Ferran are Lois ChimimbaAlexander ElliotAnnie FirbankElliot LeveyEric MacLennanFreddie MeredithPeter McDonaldSonny Poon TipShubham SarafAkshay SharanAlan Williams and Ria Zmitrowicz.

Rebecca Frecknall is Associate Director at the Almeida Theatre and was previously on the Almeida’s Resident Director programme. For the Almeida, she previously directed Summer and Smoke (transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre) and worked as Resident Director on Ink at the Almeida/Duke of York’s Theatre and Movement Director on Albion. Her production of Steel by Chris Bush ran in the Sheffield Crucible Studio in 2018.  Prior to the Almeida, she was Resident Director at Northern Stage from 2015-2016 after winning the acclaimed RTYDS Bursary. During this time she directed IdomeneusWhat Are They Like?, Educating Rita (for Durham Gala) and Julie by Zinnie Harris. Before taking up this role, she worked as a freelance director in London and has worked with the National Theatre, RSC and Young Vic. She was the 2012 recipient of the National Theatre Studio’s Resident Director Bursary and was awarded one of the Young Vic’s Jerwood Assistant Director Bursaries in 2011.

Cordelia Lynn’s plays include One For SorrowBest Served ColdLela & CoBelievers Anonymous and After The War. Her opera writing credits include Miranda and other vocal work includes HeaveThe White Princess and you’ll drown dear.  She was the recipient of the Harold Pinter Commission 2017.