The Cherry Orchard

A Bear Pit Theatre Company Production

Russia 1904, Mme Ranyevskya returns to her estate following a five-year absence to discover her property and beloved cherry orchard, a nostalgic childhood sanctuary, is to be auctioned off to pay the family debts.

Lopakhin, the son of peasants now a successful businessman, offers to help the woman he has loved since boyhood. In denial she continues living in the past with ruinous consequences.

Chekhov’s masterpiece is an exploration of loss, love, a disparity of class and a fascinating insight to a changing society.

Absorbing characters, beautiful costumes and poignant humour.


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Madame Ranyevskya – Penelope Sandle Keynes

Anya – Elle Cowan

Varya – Lily Skinner

Gayev – Anthony Homer

Lopakhin – Christopher Dobson

Trofimov – Jake Leon Paul

Simeonov-Pishchik – Kevin Hand

Charlotta Ivanovna – Viv Tomlinson

Dunyasha – Hannah Ciotkowski

Firs – Danny Masewicz

Yasha – Sion Grace

Yepihodov – Joe Frerichs

Postmaster & Passer-by David Gresham

Stationmaster – Harry Sanders

Ball Guests – Bryony Underhill & Susan Firth

Servants – Andrew Lear & Lynda Liddament

Production Team

Director – Colin Lewis Edwards

Production Co-ordinator – Ginny Oliver

Stage Manager – Jacquie Campbell

Stage Crew

Andrew Lear

Choreography – Lindsey Allwork

Props – Barbara Treen & Lynda Liddament

Costume Manager – Rebekah Artner

Costume Team – Susan Firth & Margo Galvin & Bryony Underhill

Set Design – Ginny Oliver

Lighting & Sound Design – Richard Ball

Lighting & Sound Operator – Paul Tomlinson


Performance Dates
24 - 28 October 2023
7:30pm (2:30pm Saturday matinee)

The Bear Pit Theatre

Running time
2 hrs 20 mins (including a 20 mins interval)

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