2009

The Cherry Orchard

Category: Past Shows

Date

2009

About

Cast – Gabrielle Meadows, Tom Neill, Matthew Rowland-Roberts, Paul Taylor

Adapted and directed by Bart Lee
Music by Ron McAllister
Dramaturg John Ginman
Design Victoria Spearing
Lighting design Alan Valentine
Costume Pamela Wiggin

It is a cornerstone of 20th century theatre and arguably the most famous play by one of the most significant writers of his generation. And yet The Cherry Orchard, contrary to popular belief, was not written as a tragedy but as a comedy (even with touches of farce!). This brand new adaptation of this fabulous play returns it to its comedic roots, bringing all of its colour, energy and vision to life. Set against the painful emotions of a family forced to move on from their ancestral home are larger-than-life characters and dazzling dialogue that will delight audiences young and old. From the same team that brought you The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and Oedipus, and hot on the heels of Oh What a Lovely War, The Cherry Orchard will be an inspiring production full of wonderful acting and invention. Exhuberant, hilarious and ultimately very touching.