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The Cherry Orchard

  • Theatre, Drama
  • The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick
The Cherry Orchard, Yard Theatre, 2022
Photo by Yard Theatre
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Time Out says

Anton Chekhov’s immortal play, relocated… to space!

The title tells you that you’re getting a version of Anton Chekhov’s immortal play ‘The Cherry Orchard’ – and the title is right! What it doesn’t tell you is that Vinay Patel’s all-Asian cast adaptation of ‘The Cherry Orchard’ is a sci-fi set in space. It follows the crew of Captain Ramesh’s spaceship – all of whom were born on said vessel, as were their parents, and their parents before them – as they finally happen across a habitable planet to colonise, in what should be the culmination of their generations-long quest for a new home. But not everyone wants to leave the ship.

Heavyweight James Macdonald is by far the biggest directing name to ever helm a show at the hip but perennially up-and-coming Yard: co-produced with Manchester’s HOME and English Touring Theatre, ‘The Cherry Orchard’ is the highest-profile show in the Hackney Wick theatre’s existence, just before it moves to a bigger new building. It’s kind of a shame the Yard is growing up. And yet the combination of Russian melancholy and science fiction feels very, very Yard.

Details

Address:
The Yard Theatre
Unit 2A
Queens Yard
London
E9 5EN
Transport:
Tube: Hackney Wick
Price:
from £14

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