THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Chekhov's last great play was first performed in 1904, just months before he died. It is a vibrant and moving portrait of a family and a nation on the brink of irreversible change. It seems that Russian society is falling apart and that everything that people know and trust is disappearing. Ranyevskaya returns from Paris to her estate to find herself in massive debt. The bank is about to sell off her property at auction and she is surrounded by conflicting advice. Her friend Lopakhin has the answer to her problems, but she simply doesn't want to listen.
On the day of the sale she throws one last extraordinary party.
In The Cherry Orchard Chekhov seems to read all of our dreams and pinpoint our longing and fears with poignant accuracy.
Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th March - 7:30pm
Plus a matinee on Saturday 5th March at 2pm
Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th March - 7:30pm