A radical 1970s revision of The Cherry Orchard at New Wimbledon Studio

The Cherry Orchard

Chekhov’s last work The Cherry Orchard gets a radical adaptation in PK Productions (Up From Paradise, Doctor Selavy’s Magic Theatre, Celebrating Silverman, Halbwelt Kultur) return to the New Wimbledon Studio next month.

Directed by Patrick Kennedy the action is set in Britain, 1976.

Ruby Ranevsky arrives back at the dilapidated family estate searching for sanctuary away from an unsuccessful love affair in tourist hotspot Valletta.

Only he now faces the prospect of losing it all due to impending bankruptcy. But good fortune is around the corner.

The family’s grocer’s son, now a successful property developer in the burgeoning property market, has a crafty plan to rescue the family’s fortunes.

Can Ruby embrace the march of change, or is the nostalgia of the prosperous past too strong?

Featuring music and choreography from PK Productions associate choreographer Alyssa Noble, The Cherry Orchard promises to be one of the company’s most exciting and daring endeavours to date.

The Cherry Orchard runs from November 4-8.

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