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Three Sisters


  • Playwright

    Brian Friel 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Anton Chekhov

  • Author Notes

    A translation of the original play by Anton Chekhov.
  • Setting

    The Prozorov home in a provincial town in Russia.

  • Synopsis

    Three sisters, trapped in provincial monotony, dream of escaping to Moscow.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    08 September 1981

  • Producer

    Produced by Field Day Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at The Guildhall, Derry.

Original Cast  
Irina Olwen Fouéré
Vladimir Roddey Michael Burlington
Captain Vassily Solyony Colm Meaney
Baron Nikolay Tusenbach Niall Buggy
Alexander Vershinin James Ellis
Andrey Prozorov John Quinn (2)
Masha Eileen Pollock
Fyodor Kulygin Patrick Waldron
Ferapont Michael Duffy
Ivan Chebutykin Eamon Kelly
Olga Sorcha Cusack
Alexey Fedotik Gary Lilburn
Natasha Nuala Hayes
Anfisa Maureen O'Sullivan
Production Team  
Director Stephen Rea
Designer Eileen Diss
Lighting Designer Rory Dempster
Costumes Dany Everett
Costumes Christopher Prins
Music by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (1)
Singer Noirin Ni Riain
Design Assistant Margo Harkin
Company Manager Noel McKenna
Assistant Company Manager Kathleen McCorriston
Stage Manager Bo Barton
Deputy Stage Manager Sean Miller
Assistant Stage Manager Deirdre Spain
Assistant Stage Manager Alison Kelly
Set Construction Robert Boyle
PR Jude Bowles
Artist Basil Blackshaw
Music performed by La Spiritata Brass Ensemble

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and published script.