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The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

Key facts

Playwright: Anton Chekhov

Synopsis

The tide of change is coming. Madam Ranyevskaya's liberal world of privilege and pleasure is beginning to show cracks, but she and her family live on in denial.
 
Lopakhin wants to rescue Ranyevskaya. The hard-working son of one of her family's serfs, his new-found wealth can offer shelter and security to the woman he has loved since boyhood, but it will come at a high price.
 
Meanwhile, revolution hangs in the air, the poor and hungry are pushing at the doors, and the tutor Trofimov predicts a tumultuous change for everybody.
 
Chekhov's final masterpiece is full of wild humour and piercing sadness in this fresh, funny and honest new translation by award-winning playwright Rory Mullarkey. A portrait of changing times, it maps the building tensions between the desperate longing to hold onto what is familiar and the restless lure of the new. A civilised and complacent culture is on the brink of collapse...

Event details

Sat 31 Mar 2018, 2:00pm

Captioned by Stagetext

Venue details

Bristol Old Vic
King Street
Bristol
BS1 4ED

Phone: 0117 987 7877

Email: tickets@bristololdvic.org.uk

Website: Bristol Old Vic

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