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Three Days in the Country production images

A handsome new tutor brings reckless, romantic desire to an eccentric household. Over three days one summer the young and the old will learn lessons in love: first love and forbidden love, maternal love and platonic love, ridiculous love and last love. The love left unsaid and the love which must out.

Ivan Turgenev’s passionate, moving comedy, A Month in the Country, has been a source of inspiration for films, a ballet and the plays of Chekhov. It’s presented here in a new version by Patrick Marber.

Photographs by Mark Douet and Tristram Kenton.

Three Days in the Country is playing now. Find out more and book tickets.

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“Peter you’ve lost the NEWS!”

“I’m collapsing, Chris”

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Three Days in the Country rehearsal images

A handsome new tutor brings reckless, romantic desire to an eccentric household. Over three days one summer the young and the old will learn lessons in love: first love and forbidden love, maternal love and platonic love, ridiculous love and last love. The love left unsaid and the love which must out.

Ivan Turgenev’s passionate, moving comedy, A Month in the Country, has been a source of inspiration for films, a ballet and the plays of Chekhov. It’s presented here in a new version by Patrick Marber.

Photographs by Mark Douet.

Three Days in the Country is playing from 21 July. Find out more and book tickets.

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Three Days in the Country - behind the scenes video

During the photoshoot for the new poster, the cast of Three Days in the Country spoke to us about the play and their characters.

Three Days in the Country is playing from 21 July. Find out more and book tickets.

Three Days in the Country - meet the characters

Three Days in the Country is set on a beautiful Russian country estate where the arrival of a handsome new tutor brings reckless, romantic desire to an eccentric household.

Meet some of the characters from the play…

Natalya played by Amanda Drew

Married to Arkady, a rich landowner

(to Vera, her ward) “You won’t know what it is to waste your life until you’ve done it. To be old, to lose what beauty you had. And then; to find love! To know it at last and feel its force. Forgive me this joy that fills me! You’re in pain and I’m sorry – but you don’t understand – I hope you never do.”

Shpigelsky played by Mark Gatiss

An unmarried doctor

“Aren’t most marriages a mutual conspiracy of grim and silent disappointment?”

Rakitin played by John Simm

A friend of the family

(to Natalya) “I want to help you and I want you to accept that. I have no other purpose – even if it may seem otherwise.”

Vera played by Lily Sacofsky

Ward of Arkady and Natalya

“I want to marry for love.”

Belyaev played by Royce Pierreson

Tutor of Kolya, son of Arkady and Natalya

“I’ve always longed for someone to show me how to behave; rules of engagement, manners. I can barely handle cutlery.”


Three Days in the Country is playing now.

Find out more and book tickets.

Photography by Jay Brooks and Sorted

  • Anna:JUST FUCKING STOP IT.
  • Alice:Now we're talking.
  • Anna:Why now, why come for me now?
  • Alice:Because I felt strong enough; it's taken me five months to convince myself you're not better than me.
  • Anna:It's not a competition.
  • Alice:Yes it is.
  • Anna:I don't want a fight.
  • Alice:SO GIVE IN.
  • Why did you do this?
  • Anna:I fell in love with him, Alice.
  • Alice:That's the most stupid expression in the world.
  • 'I fell in love'-as if you had no choice. There's a moment, there's always a moment; I can do this, I can give in to this or I can resist it. I don't know when your moment was but I bet there was one.
  • Anna:Yes, there was.
  • Alice:You didn't fall in love, you gave into temptation.
  • Anna:Well, you fell in love with him.
  • Alice:No, I chose him. I looked in his briefcase and I found this...sandwich...and I thought, 'I will give all my love to this charming man who cuts off his crusts.'
  • I didn't fall in love, I chose to.
  • Anna:You still want him, after everything he's done to you?
  • Alice:You wouldn't understand; he...buries me.
  • He makes me invisible.
  • Anna:What are you hiding from?
  • Alice:Everything. Everything's a lie, nothing matters.