The Cherry Orchard

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Stage Russia

The Cherry Orchard

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 01 July - 02 July 2017
Category Cinema Screening

First produced in 1904 at The Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavsky, this production of Anton Chekhov’s classic tale of cultural futility, starring Russian stage and screen legend Renata Litvinova, is more relevant today than it was over a hundred years ago.

Adolf Shapiro’s interpretation asks the question, where would the characters of this play live today years after their cherry orchard has been cut down? The answer, which lies in the material world created by set designer, David Borovsky, is, of course, on the stage.

A century later, this production brings The Cherry Orchard full circle, with its wandering band of characters never at peace, but finally back home.

Captured live on stage in Russia and screened at Riverside.

Language: Presented in Russian with English subtitles
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films

Dates & Times:
Saturday 1 July 1pm
Sunday 2 July 1pm


Ranevskaya Lyubov Andreevna, landowner: Renata Litvinova
Anya, her daughter, 17 years old: Yana Gladkikh
Varya, her foster-daughter, 24 years old: Jana Sekste
Gaev Leonid Andreevich, Ranevskaya’s brother: Sergey Dreiden
Lopakhin Ermolay Alexeevich, a merchant: Andrey Smolyakov
Trofimov Pyotr Sergeevich: Igor Hripunov
Simeonov-Pischik Boris Borisovich, a landowner: Vladimir Krasnov
Charlotte Ivanovna, a governess: Evdokiya Germanova
Epikhodov Semen Panteleevich, a clerk: Sergey Ugryumov
Dunyasha, a maid: Yulia Kovalyova
Firs, a butler, 87 years old: Nikolay Chindyaykin
Yasha, young footman: Dmitry Brodetsky
Passer-by: Vladimir Timofeev
Station Manager: Boris Korostelev, Oleg Mazurov
Post-Office Worker: Aleksey Varushenko


Director: Adolf Shapiro
Set Design: David Borovsky
Lighting Design: Gleb Filshtinsky
Assistant Costume Designer: Elena Afanasieva
Conjuring Tricks: Rafael Tsitalashvili
Composer: Igor Vdovin
Stage Manager: Olga Roslyakova

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Approximately 2 hours 47 minutes (Including interval)

Ticket Prices

Members Adult $22
Members Concession $19
Adult $25
Concession $22
F/T Student $15
Child Under 16 $15

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Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00

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