A masterpiece of loss and longing, inertia and the impossibility of escape, Chekhov's play is deconstructed and re-imagined in this seductive theatrical experiment. The events and concerns of the original are re-wired into constantly shifting relationships, out of which will arrive a completely different performance every time. Surprising, unsettling and moving, ...SISTERS investigated what the liveness of theatre can mean for both performer and audience, and questioned the terms and conditions of the dramatic form itself.
The Gate and Headlong launched New Directions in order to find a new approach to classic international plays. Chris Goode's acclaimed work in devised and site-responsive theatre has toured Britain for a decade but this collaboration with Headlong and the Gate marked his first live experiment on a classic text since his home-delivery Tempest in 2000.