THERE’S a new look at Chekhov as RashDash performs its fun-filled and fiercely feminist take on Three Sisters at Bristol’s Tobacco Factory until Saturday 16th June.
Following a sell-out run in Bristol with Two Man Show, RashDash is ripping up Chekhov’s revered 1900 play and reimagining it with electric guitars. Abbi Greenland, Helen Goalen and Becky Wilkie, taking on the roles of siblings Olga, Masha and Irina, question why the men in this play have all the lines.
“Three Sisters is one of those shows that most directors want to direct. We don’t often engage with the writing of dead, white men, but it seems like a rite of passage,” say the trio.
“Our playful approach is about the canon, who gets to speak and be heard on our important stages. It neither worships nor attacks the original, it simply asks, what if we were the three sisters? What would we want to say?”.
For more information, telephone 0117 902 0344 or visit the website, www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com.