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Three Sisters


  • Playwright

    Lucy Caldwell 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Anton Chekhov

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from a literal translation by Helen Rappaport.
  • Setting

    This version of Chekhov's classic is relocated from a Russian town in 1900 to East Belfast in the 1990s.

  • Synopsis

    Three sisters, Orla, Marianne and Erin, dream of escaping their tedious suburban lives for a fresh start in America. It is Erin's eighteenth birthday and, as the sun shines and guests assemble, everything for a fleeting moment seems possible.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    15 October 2016

  • Production Notes

    Programmed as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival 2016.
  • Producer

    Produced by Lyric Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Lyric Theatre

Original Cast  
Beattie Niall Cusack
Vershinin Tim Treloar
Simon Julian Moore-Cook
Baron Lewis MacKinnon
Marianne Christine Clare
Erin Amy Blair
Siu Jing Shin-Fei Chen
Orla Julie Maxwell
Andy Aidan O'Neill
Rod Matthew Forsythe
Teddy Gerard Jordan
DJ Cool Patrick McBrearty
Production Team  
Director Selina Cartmell
Lighting Designer Ciaran Bagnall
Costume Assistant Una Hickey
Costume Assistant Niamh Kearney
Movement Director Dylan Quinn
Composer & Sound Designer Isobel Waller-Bridge
Vocal Coach Brendan Gunn
Assistant Director Louisa Sanfey
Technical Manager Keith Ginty
Production Manager Alan McCracken
Deputy Stage Manager Tracey Lindsay
Assistant Stage Manager Louise Bryans
Company Stage Manager Kate Miller
Set & Costume Designer Alex Lowde
Technician Tighearnan O'Neill
Set Construction Peter Lorimer
Wardrobe Supervisor Enda Kenny
Wardrobe Assistant Erin Charteris
Casting Clare Gault
Carpenter Noel Woods
Literal Translator Helen Rappaport
Hair & Make-Up Orlaith Walsh

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type


  • Contact

    Harriet Pennington Legh

  • Address

    Troika Talent
    10a Christina Street
    London EC2A 4PA

  • Website


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type


  • Contact

    Samuel French Ltd

  • Address

    24 - 32 Stephenson Way
    London NW1 2HD

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7255 4302

  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published play script.