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15/02/2017–25/03/2017

“Something will happen, you see; if not today, then tomorrow.”

Madame Ranevsky has come home to her family estate, and the cherry orchard is just as glorious as ever. But debts are beginning to pile up, and a momentous change is brewing…

Anton Chekhov’s final masterpiece is a gleaming and shattering drama about a family on the edge of ruin, and a nation on the brink of revolution.

The acclaimed English version by Trevor Griffiths, author of Comedians and Party, comes to London for the very first time in a major new production from Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen.

Arcola’s Revolution Ensemble perform the play, following Gorky’s The Lower Depths, on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
Praise for director Mehmet Ergen’s Clarion at Arcola:
★★★★★ “Hugely recommended.” – Morning Star
★★★★ “Sparkling performances by the cast under Mehmet Ergen’s taut direction” – Daily Telegraph
★★★★ “Fabulous central performances … highly recommended” – The Times
★★★★ “Mehmet Ergen’s energetic production is full of faithfully drawn figures … highly effective” – The Guardian

Cast

Jude Akuwudike

Lophakin

Pernille Broch

Anya

Jim Bywater

Pischick

Barış Celiloğlu

Charlotte

Abhin Galeya

Trofimov

Robin Hooper

Firs

Jack Klaff

Gayev

Simon Scardifield

Yepikhodov

Sian Thomas

Mme Ranevsky

Nick Voyia

Stranger

Ryan Wichert

Yasha

Jade Williams

Varya

Lily Wood

Dunyasha

Text

Anton Chekhov, in an English version by Trevor Griffiths
 from a translation by Helen Rappaport

Direction

Mehmet Ergen

Design

Iona McLeish

Lighting Design

David Howe

Sound Design

Neil McKeown

Production Manager

Ian Taylor

Stage Manager

Tamsin Withers

Production Electrician

Ed Locke

Costume Supervisor

Emma Lynch

Assistant Stage Manager

Bethan McKnight


A production by Arcola Theatre.

Tickets

Tier A £19
Tier A (concession) £15
Tier B £14
Tier B (concession) £12
Tier C £10
Opening performances (15-18 February) £12

Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport.

Monday-Saturday at 7.30pm.
Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 3.00pm.
No performances Sunday.

Press Night - Tuesday 21 February, 7.30pm
Supporters' Social - Monday 13 March, 7.30pm
Relaxed Performance - Saturday 4 March, 3.00pm

Running time: 150 minutes approximately (including interval).