Moscow's critically acclaimed and internationally renowned Sovremennik Theatre returns to the West End this Spring with a triple bill of its most celebrated productions, Three Comrades, Two For The Seesaw and Three Sisters. Directed by Artistic Director and founding member Galina Volchek, widely regarded as one of Russia’s greatest theatre practitioners, all three shows will be performed in Russian with English subtitles.
The Sovremennik is one of Russia’s most respected theatres, recognised around the world for its tradition of staging intense psychological dramas, and its bold productions of contemporary plays, Russian classics and international work. The London season will feature a cast and crew of over 100 people including the acclaimed Russian film, theatre and television actress and humanitarian Chulpan Khamatova.
Three Comrades: Adapted for the stage from the novel by Erich Remarque, critically acclaimed author of All Quiet On The Western Front, Three Comrades portrays the greatness of the human spirit, manifested through characters who must find the inner resources to live in a world they did not make, but must endure.
Set in Germany 1928, at the height of the depression three men struggle to make a thin and precarious living as mechanics, friendship the only refuge from the chaos and upheaval around them. Robert Lohkamp, a disillusioned figure whose outlook on life is marred by his horrifying experiences in the trenches during the First World War, finds his nihilistic outlook start to change when he meets a beautiful and mysterious young woman.
Two For The Seesaw: A Russian twist on the poignant and compelling American drama Two for the Seesaw is performed by two of the country’s greatest actors, Chulpan Khamatova and Kirill Safonov.
Set in New York, the play follows the course of an intense and tempestuous affair between a brooding Nebraska lawyer who has relocated to the Big Apple to escape his marriage, and an eccentric dancer he meets at a party. Their relationship comes into jeopardy as their lingering ties to previous partners and the differences in their backgrounds and temperaments come to the fore.
Three Sisters: Critically acclaimed the world over, and winner of a Drama Desk Award, The Sovremennik’s Three Sisters is widely regarded as one of the seminal versions of Anton Chekhov’s classic tale, enthralling audiences from Paris to New York, Berlin to London.
Rediscover the story of sisters Olga, Masha and Irina Prozorov in this mesmerising production, as they search for their meaning in the modern world and yearn for a life in Moscow away from their provincial home. With a succession of guests, family and lovers visiting their house, events unfold that will shape their destinies
Cast & Creatives
- Chulpan Kahmatova, Kirill Safanov
- Erich Maria Remarque, William Gibson & Anton Chekhov
- Galina Volchek
- Denman Street, London, United Kingdom W1D 7DY
- 0844 871 7630 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
- Official site
- Nearest tube
- Piccadilly (150m)
- Nearest bus
- 3, 6, 9, 12, 13 ,14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Soho, only 6 minutes away or Q-Park Trafalgar. Double yellow lines on Poland Street. There is a taxi rank in Denman Street.
- This venue accepts Theatre Tokens
- How to book
- Tel: 0844 871 7677 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge) Minicom: 0870 060 6641 W: www.greasethemusical.co.uk/access Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Discounts available for all disabled customers and their companions.
- Limited mobility
- D1, D28, H1, H28, K1 and K30 in the stalls have the most leg room.
- Access description
- 1 shallow step up from the pavement through the central and right-hand doors into the foyer (no step at the left-hand doorway). Box Office counter on the left. No steps to Royal Circle from Sherwood Street entrance (see Wheelchair Access), or up 6 steps from the foyer. Stalls are down 15 steps, Royal Circle up 28 steps (2 steps between rows), Grand Circle up 70. Staircases have handrails on both sides.
- Hearing impaired
- Induction loop at Box Office and infra-red system in the auditorium.
- Guide dogs policy
- Guide dogs are not permitted inside the auditorium. Staff are happy to look after 2 guide dogs per performance.
- Via side entrance in Sherwood Street into a box (entrance is 65cm wide) which has space for 2 wheelchair users and their companions. 2 more wheelchairs can be accommodated in row A of the Royal Circle. The view of the left-hand side of the stage is slightly restricted. Stage left is slightly restricted. Access to transfer seating at A25-28 in the Royal Circle is through the same EXIT door in the Sherwood Street yard up one 8cm step. Scooters users allowed in the venue, but must move to transfer seats. 4 wheelchairs or 2 scooters can be stored next to the Royal Box. If you need help with transferring you should bring a companion.
- Women’s 8 steps down from the Stalls and a men’s off the Stalls bar; another women’s 15 steps down from Royal Circle and 7 up, and a men’s 8 steps up from the Royal Circle bar. Further toilets at Grand Circle level.
- Disabled toilets
- Adapted toilet available.
- 4 licensed bars. Drinks may be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. Stalls bar is down 22 steps from the foyer, Royal Circle bar up 26 steps from the foyer. 70 steps up to the Grand Circle bar. Bars have limited seating.
- This venue accepts Theatre Tokens