A privileged family in an isolated provincial town, search for meaning in a changing world. Dissatisfied and frustrated with their present lives, they dream of returning to Moscow where they were happiest as children. As the play develops, will they find happiness? Or will the changing world push them further away from their dreams?
This breathtaking version of Anton Chekov’s classic play is brought to life by Brian Friel’s beautiful adaptation, and is filled with both everyday humour and intense emotion. Friel engages his own social history to exhibit on stage the characters’ epiphanies, passion and gradual self-realization to produce an adaptation that so expertly suits Chekov’s own ideals of ‘emotional theatre’.