The actors are all good; Romola Garai's one of those actors who I sometimes like and sometimes don't, but as Masha she's pretty good. I liked Poppy Miller's Olga and Clare Dunn's Irina but Andy, who I went with, wasn't convinced by the latter, although he did comment that he thought Ferdy Roberts as their brother, Andrei, was good. I also liked Sandra Voe's Anfisa, who I found quite moving, and Gemma Saunders is great as the timid Natasha who reveals a very different side to her personality once she gets her feet under the table. At the best of times I tend to watch Chekhov with a certain degree of detachment, and so it is here - I quite liked it, but didn't love it.
Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov in a version by Christopher Hampton is booking until the 20th of February at the Lyric Hammersmith.