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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.
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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London SE1 0LR
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Under 18 £15
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.
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