The Cherry Orchard (Poulton)

by  Anton Chekhov, Mike Poulton

Full Length Play, Drama  /  9m, 5f

"The Cherry Orchard is a serious and moving play, but it's also a very funny one, something Mike Poulton's new version brings out strongly." - The Stage
"Mike Poutlton's new translation gives the dialogue a contemporary edge." - Alfred Hickling, The Guardian

For Madame Ranevskaya, her cherry orchard is more than just land; it is her childhood, her memories and her life. Returning for the first ti…

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The Cherry Orchard (Poulton)

by  Anton Chekhov Mike Poulton

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    9m, 5f
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    Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period

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For Madame Ranevskaya, her cherry orchard is more than just land; it is her childhood, her memories and her life. Returning for the first time since her young son drowned there, she must come to terms with the fact that in order to free her family of debt the cherry orchard must be sold, the trees must be cleared and she and her family must prepare for life beyond the orchard. This touching and often hilarious play exercises the perfect balance of comedy and tragedy, through the characters, relationships and observations of society.
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Reviews

"The Cherry Orchard is a serious and moving play, but it's also a very funny one, something Mike Poulton's new version brings out strongly." - The Stage
"Mike Poutlton's new translation gives the dialogue a contemporary edge." - Alfred Hi

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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

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9m, 5f
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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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