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From Russia with Love

Following their triumphant production of Twelfth Night, which played to packed houses at Warwick Arts Centre in 2006, Cheek by Jowl’s stellar Russian ensemble returns with Chekov’s sweeping love story, Three Sisters, in what promises to be one of the highlights of the summer season.

Arguably the greatest play of the twentieth century, Three Sisters tells the tale of Olga, Irina and Masha, whose lives are turned upside down by the arrival of glamorous officer Veshinin to their remote town. Their eternal struggle to live and to love is charted with Chekov’s sharp eye and unfailing humanity. Artistic Directors Declan Donnellan’s and Nick Ormerod’s Russian work was created for the Chekov International Festival with the same artistic principles that are at the heart of Cheek by Jowl. Over the next two years, the company will be presenting a further two shows from their sister Russian ensemble alongside their own new English language productions.

Three Sisters plays at Warwick Arts Centre from Tue 1 to Sat 5 May; tickets from £16.50 to £25 (concessions available) from the Box Office on 024 7652 4524 or online from www.warwickartscentre.co.uk