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15/02/2017–25/03/2017

Sian Thomas nominated for BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE Offwestend Awards

“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 on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

 

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A clear, well-acted production by Mehmet Ergen that I would strongly recommend
—The Guardian
A fluid and lucid production
—Financial Times
A stellar cast, a solid production that many will enjoy. Thomas and Akuwudike will haunt you.
—The Times
★★★★1/2 Revolutionary social comedy ... as the last production in the Arcola’s Revolution season, it is a fitting allegorical finale
—Reviews Hub
★★★★ Ergen’s production is not only insightful and vibrant, but offers a poignant examination of the inevitability of change, and the manners in which we face it.
—BritishTheatre.com
Highly recommended
—Fringe Review
★★★★ 103 years since it was written - the play's relevance is as sharp as ever
—Broadway World
★★★★ New perspective where the humour is very much highlighted ... An ensemble well cast and balanced
—The London Economic
Social change is at the heart of Mehmet Ergen’s stripped-back production which emphasizes the shifting dynamics between the characters.
—Exeunt
Mehmet Ergen interpretation implicitly explores ideas that relate to contemporary audiences, more specially class struggle, social conflict, displacement and the differences between younger and older generations which seems fall within this environment post-Brexit and Trumps America
—Plays To See
Ergen [has] a good instinct for Chekhov’s comic vein—and he is aided by some terrific performances
—British Theatre Guide

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

Ömer Cem Çoltu / 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

Choreography

Depi Gorgogianni

Production Electrician

Ed Locke

Costume Supervisor

Emma Marguerite Lynch

Assistant Stage Manager

Bethan McKnight

Assistant Director

Fulya Diner

Intern ASM

Annie Fletcher

PR

Liz Hyder


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

Please note our access lift is currently out of order. If you require step free access, please contact Box Office on 0207 503 1446. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Running time: 155 minutes approximately (including interval).

This production contains:
Smoking
Haze