Russia’s critically acclaimed Sovremennik Theatre returns to the West End this spring when it comes to the Piccadilly Theatre, with a triple bill of its most celebrated plays: Three Sisters, Three Comrades and Two for the Seesaw.
Founding member and artistic director, Galina Volchek is regarded as one of Russia’s greatest theatre practitioners. The Sovremennik is one of Russia’s most respected theatres.
Three Sisters, Three Comrades and Two for the Seesaw will demonstrate the company’s tradition of staging intense psychological dramas including contemporary plays, Russian classics and international work.
Three Sisters – Anton Checkov’s classic play follows Olga, Masha, and Irina as they dream about escaping provincial Russia and returning to Moscow.
Three Comrades – based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, in which three wartime friends, trying to make ends meet in an unknown town, in 1920’s Germany, meet a mysterious woman.
Two for the Seasaw– William Gibson’s is about a man struggling to deal with life after a divorce and the relationship he starts with a struggling dancer.
The London season will feature a cast and crew of over 100 people including the acclaimed Russian film, theatre and television actress and humanitarian Chulpan Khamatova.
All three shows will be performed in Russian with English surtitles.
Further information can be found at http://www.sovremennik.co.uk/