Full casting has today been announced for Michael Boyd’s vivid new production of Chekhov’s celebrated, The Cherry Orchard, a co-production between Bristol Old Vic and the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
Presented from a brand-new translation by Rory Mullarkey, The Cherry Orchard, will run at the Bristol Old Vic from 1 March to 7 April, and the Royal Exchange from 19 April to 19 May, 2018.
Kirsty Bushell and Jude Owusu will lead the production, alongside an ensemble cast including Simon Coates, Togo Igawa, Julius D’Silva, Éva Magyar, Emma Naomi and Enyi Okoronkwo.
The cast also includes two recent Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduates, Verity Blyth and Rosy McEwan, as well as Hayden Mclean, Joseph Hardy and Harry Humberstone.
Chekhov’s final masterpiece is full of wild humour and piercing sadness in this fresh, funny and honest new translation.
A portrait of changing times, it maps the bittersweet tensions between the desperate longing to hold onto what is familiar, and the restless lure of the new.
Revolution hangs in the air, the poor and hungry are pushing at the doors, and a civilised and complacent culture is on the brink of collapse…
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