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The Cherry Orchard

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Tom Murphy (1) 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Anton Chekhov 

  • Author Notes

    A play by Anton Chekhov in a new version by Tom Murphy

  • Synopsis

    Madame Ranyevskaya, the mistress of the estate, returns after five years to pay off her debts and to save the house and the cherry orchard. But solutions are scarce and unforeseeable consequences unfold.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    12

  • Cast Size Female

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
A Vagrant Simon O'Gorman
Stationmaster Des Nealon
Dunyasha Janet Moran
Charlotta Ivanovna Clara Simpson
Yasha Dylan Tighe
Firs Tom Hickey
Lyubov Andreyevna Ranyevskaya Donna Dent
Boris Pishchik Des Cave
Simon Yepikhodov Phelim Drew
Varya Alison McKenna
Yermolay Lopakhin Lorcan Cranitch
Musician Ellen Cranitch
Guest Peter Daly
A Post Office Clerk Peter Daly
Petya Trofimov Michael Colgan (2)
Leonid Gayev Nick Dunning
Anja Gemma Reeves
Guest Conor D. Ryan
Guest Ruth McGill
Musician Eyal Kless
Musician Oonagh Keogh
Musician Lisa Grosman
Musician Dave Fleming(1)
Production Team  
Director Patrick Mason
Designer Joe Vanek
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Sound Designer Cormac Carroll
Choreographer Liz Roche
Composer Conor Linehan
Stage Director Finola Eustace
Assistant Stage Manager Marella Boschi
Assistant Stage Manager Stephen Dempsey
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Costume Construction Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
PR Gerry Lundberg
Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Casting Marie Kelly (1)
Programme Zeus Creative Consultants
Consultant Magician Pat Fallon

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Cherry Orchard

  • Year

    2004

  • Published By

    Methuen

  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website

    www.methuen.co.uk

  • ISBN

    0413774031

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alexandra Cann Representation

  • Address

    Box 116, 4 Montpelier Street
    London SW7 1EE
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)1983 523312

  • Email

    alex@alexandracann.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was taken from The Abbey Theatre website.