The Cherry Orchard (Frayn)

by  Michael Frayn, Anton Chekhov

Full Length Play, Drama  /  9m, 5f

The Cherry Orchard is the'story of a mortgage, with the groun's and beautiful trees of the proud landowners going for sale at a public auction to pay off their debts to the boorish son of a peasant who has risen in the world. Mme Ranevskaya's family …

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The Cherry Orchard (Frayn)

by  Michael Frayn Anton Chekhov

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  • Cast Size

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    9m, 5f
  • SubGenre

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    Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period

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The Cherry Orchard is the'story of a mortgage, with the groun's and beautiful trees of the proud landowners going for sale at a public auction to pay off their debts to the boorish son of a peasant who has risen in the world. Mme Ranevskaya's family departs to take up their lives anew, leaving the old and forgotten Firs to die alone as the woodsmen's axes thud ironically against the cherished trees.
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  • Minimum Fee: £67 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


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  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Setting: A nursery, a drawing-room, open fields

Casting

9m, 5f
M9 (young, 20s, middle age, 87)
F5 (17, middle age)
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Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933. He began his career as a reporter for the Guardian and later the Observer. After leaving the Observer he continued to write as a columnist as well as publishing novels and plays for television and stage. His plays for stage include: Copenhagen, After Life, The Two of Us, Alph ...

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Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov (29 January 1860– 15 July 1904) was a Russian playwright and short story writer, who is considered to be one of the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor thro ...

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