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3 Sisters on Hope Street

3 Sisters on Hope Street

By Diane Samuels & Tracey-Ann Oberman
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854595768, 160 pages, January 2008


A funny, vibrant and moving version of Chekhov's Three Sisters, set amongst the Jewish community in wartime Liverpool. From the award-winning writer Diane Samuels (Kindertransport) and well-known actress and writer Tracy-Ann Oberman. Liverpool, 1946. A year after the sudden death of their father, sisters Gertie, May and Rita Lasky share their once grand home on Hope Street with their asthmatic brother Arnold, Auntie Biel (who still keeps her packed suitcase under the spare bed) and old family friend Dr Nate Weinberg (who claims, hand on heart, to be on the wagon). As the sisters regularly welcome GIs and pilots from the nearby American base, each continues her own search for meaning amidst the shattered remains of their city, in a rapidly changing world.


'an extraordinary play' Sunday Times

'a bold, fresh and fruitful reinterpretation' Times

'heartwarming. ..fascinating and powerfully affecting' Telegraph