"'I've never loved anyone. I dreamed about it for a very long time - day and night - but my heart is like a piano that's been locked up and the key is lost.' In a remote Russian town, Olga, Masha and Irina long for life in Moscow - but their plans go nowhere. Disaster, deception, meaningless self-sacrifice - in Chekhov's heartbreaking masterpiece, each new twist of fate sees the sisters' control over their destiny slip away. This compelling version of the Russian classic by renowned Australian director Benedict Andrews premiered at the Young Vic on 8 September 2012."
"Benedict Andrews is one of the most sought after Australian theatre directors of his generation. He is known for his startling adaptations from the classical repertoire alongside plays by contemporary dramatists. His other adaptations include a marathon production of Shakespeare's history plays, The War of the Roses, and a new version of Chekhov's The Seagull. His play Every Breath premiered at Sydney's Belvoir Street in 2012. 'Everyone wants to work with him... He shakes up a company with his energy. His rehearsal rooms are muscular - brutal, even - but he loves being surprised...he has an incredible visual sense and he can wrestle any text to the ground.' Cate Blanchett on Benedict Andrews Sydney Morning Herald"