The Cherry Orchard

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Anton Chekhov's final masterpiece, a poignant comedy about a family facing ruin, is a vibrant snapshot of life before the sweeping changes that came to a head with the Russian Revolution.
The Cherry Orchard at Union Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Comedy
Venue: The Union Theatre
Started: Wednesday 14 March 2018
Closed: Saturday 7 April 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


The third production in the Union Theatre's Essential Classics 2018 season comprising of Shaw's Heartbreak House, Bizet's Carmen and Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard.


Three topical productions from the Phil Willmott Company in which great playwrights and composers of the past have reflected on issues similar to those we face today.


Synopsis


Anton Chekhov's final masterpiece, a poignant comedy about a family facing ruin, is a vibrant snapshot of life before the sweeping changes that came to a head with the Russian Revolution.


Populated by colourful, vivid and unforgettable characters this much loved play comes to new life in a daringly fresh production that anticipates the regime change to come.


Since the death of a child, the old house, set amidst its beautiful cherry orchard, has been abandoned for years by most of the family.


Now the family, their staff and hangers-on are back to decide what to do with the property and the remains of their rapidly depleting fortune.


Three generations of masters and servants must assess their best chance of survival and the future of the cherry orchard, in a changing world where nothing can be taken for granted.


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Theatre


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London SE1 0LR

Box office tel: 020 7261 9876

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 14 March 2018

Press night:Friday 16 March 2018

Closes:Saturday 7 April 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm (7th April)

Tickets


Standard:
£22.50

Concessions:

£20


Under 18 £15


Cast


Ranyevskaya, A Landowner - Suanne Braun

Anya, Her Daughter - Lucy Menzies

Varya, Her Adopted Daughter - Lakesha Cammock

Gaev, Ranyevskaya's Brother - Richard Gibson

Lopakhin, A Businessman - Christopher Laishley

Trofimov, A Bolshevik Student - Feliks Mathur

Pishchik, A Neighbour & Former Ballerina - Caroline Wildi

Charlotta, A Governess - Emma Manton

Yyepikhodov, A Clerk - Alexander Huetson

Dunyasha, A Maidservant - Molly Crookes

Fiers, An Old Footman - Robert Donald

Yasha, A Young Footman - Hugo Nicholson

Student & Egor, A Bolshevik Post-Office Clerk - Jonny Rust

Bolsheviks and other servants and landowners played by the company.


Creatives


Author: Anton Chekhov, based on a translation by Julius West and adapted by Phil Willmott
Composer: Theo Holloway
Director: Phil Willmott
Set designer: Justin Williams and Jonny Rust
Costume designer: Penn O'Gara
Lighting: Sam Waddington
Sound: Theo Holloway
Visual effects: Partick Wilson (magic advisor)
Movement: Adam haigh
Production: The Phil Willmott Company

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