The Cherry Orchard
Author(s): Anton Chekhov, adapted by Vinay Patel
Company: ETT, Yard Theatre and HOME, Manchester
An old starship travels through space, almost at the speed of light, searching for a home billions of miles from earth.
Like their ancestors before them, the crew were born on this ship, this voyage is all they've ever known. And then—
A planet is spotted
In a habitable zone!
Imagine what we could do with the place
It’s a miracle
But not everyone wants to see it.
Captain Ramesh is adamant that they can’t leave—but the downdeckers are getting restless—something has to change. Will they leap into a new future, or stay stuck on this journey forever?
Vinay Patel reimagines Chekhov’s bittersweet play for 2022 and beyond, in a world première production directed by James Macdonald.