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Following a critically acclaimed West End Season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket last year, with their productions of Uncle Vanya and Life & Fate (Critics Choice The Guardian, Financial Times, Telegraph, Sunday Times), the Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg returns to the West End with this luminous retelling of Chekhov’s masterpiece, Three Sisters.

Rediscover the tragicomic story of the Prozorov sisters as they contend with their disillusioned lives in a provincial Russian town. Renowned director Lev Dodin directs this radiant, complex play with rich insight into Chekhov’s eloquent understanding of resignation, longing, and love.

Under the artistic directorship of Lev Dodin – one of the most celebrated theatre practitioners working today – the Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg has become one of the greatest theatres in the world. During his 35-year tenure many of Dodin’s shows have won international awards including state prizes of Russian and the USSR, Golden Mask Awards and a Lawrence Olivier Award (becoming the first international company to do so for Stars in the Morning Sky, 1989). In 2000 he received the European Theatre Award.

Season supported by Roman Abramovich.

Performed in Russian with English surtitles. Please be advised that this production contains the smoking of cigarettes.

The role of Masha will be played by Ksenia Rappoport (19-23 June) and by Elizaveta Boyarskaya (25-29 June).

Booking Number

0330 333 4814

Booking Until
Saturday 29 June 2019

Tickets From
All tickets include a £2.50 booking fee and a £1.25 Theatre Restoration Levy

Show Times
See schedule below

Running Time
Approx 2hrs 45mins including interval

Vaudeville Theatre

Age recommendation

'St. Petersburg’s Maly Drama Theatre, led by the superstar director Lev Dodin, simply has no peer in interpreting Chekhov'

Time Out, New York

'Ethereal… these Russian actors seem to have an intuitive ability to make whiplash fluctuations feel like the most authentic expression of humanity’s common lot'

New York Times


Elizaveta Boyarskaya
Ksenia Rappoport
Ekaterina Tarasova
Natalia Sokolova
Aleksandr Bykovskii
Igor Chernevich
Ekaterina Kleopina
Artur Kozin
Sergei Kuryshev
Stanislav Nikolskii
Oleg Ryzantsev
Nikita Sidorov
Nadezhda Nekrasova
Tatiana Shestakova
Irina Tychinina
Sergey Vlasov
Alexander Koshkarev
Arina Sumkina
Arina Sumkina
Natalia Akimova


Anton ChekhovAuthor
Lev DodinDirector
Alexander BorovskySet/Costume Designer
Damir IsmagilovLighting Designer


Wednesday 19 June – Saturday 29 June 2019

Wednesday 19 June, 7.15pm
Thursday 20 June, 7.15pm
Friday 21 June, 7.15pm
Saturday 22 June, 7.15pm
Sunday 23 June, 2.30pm
Tuesday 25 June, 7.15pm
Wednesday 26 June, 7.15pm
Thursday 27 June, 7.15pm
Friday 28 June, 7.15pm
Saturday 29 June, 7.15pm

Please note: Performed in Russian with English surtitles. Please be advised that this production contains the smoking of cigarettes.


Tickets from £12.50

All tickets include a £2.50 booking fee and a £1.25 Theatre Restoration Levy


Band A tickets reduced to £60
Band B tickets reduced to £35
Band C tickets reduced to £30

Band B tickets reduced to £30
Band C & D tickets reduced to £15
10th ticket FREE

Applicable on all performances

To book a group, call us on +44 (0)330 333 4817 (Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm) or email


The Vaudeville Theatre opens 45 minutes before the start of each performance.
The Vaudeville Theatre Box Office is open Monday to Saturday 10am-8pm. Where there are performances on a Sunday, the Box Office will open from 10am until the start of the final performance of the day.

The Vaudeville Theatre is located on Strand, near to Covent Garden and Charing Cross in London’s West End. Below you can find information on how to get to the theatre and a map showing the location of the venue.

If you’re driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme. Save 50% off parking with Q-Park (after 12pm and for up to 4 hours). To qualify, simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. For details of locations and prices please visit Q-Park’s website.

Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH.

10am – 6pm, Monday

10am – 8pm, Tuesday – Saturday.

NCP at Upper St Martins Lane Masterpark at Trafalgar Square

Public Transportation
Charing Cross (Northern, Bakerloo lines) Embankment (District, Circle lines)

Bus Routes
1, 4 , 6, 9, 11, 13 , 15, 68, 76, 171, 176, 188