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The Cherry Orchard

Author: Anton Chekhov

Productions

Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, 1954
The Old Vic, 2009

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Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
First performance: Friday 21st May 1954
Director and Adaptor: John Gielgud. Decor: Richard Lake.

26754 ed. programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
Lopahin (Yermolai Alexeyitch) a merchantTrevor Howard
Dunyasha, a maidCharlotte Mitchell
Epihodoff (Semyon Panteleyevitch) a clerkRobert Eddison
Madame Ranevsky (Lyubov Andreyevna)Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Gayeff (Leonid Andreyevitch) her brotherEsme Percy
Anya, her daughterShirley Roberts
Varya (Varvara Mihailovna) her adopted daughterPauline Jameson
Firs, an old servantHugh Pryse
Yasha, a valetJohn Bennett
Charlotta Ivanova, a governessPatience Collier
Semyonov-Pistchik, a landownerGeorge Howe
Trofimoff (Pyotr Sergeyitch) a tutorDavid Markham
A Tramp/StationmasterDavid Dodimead
Post Office clerkRichard Martin
Two Lady guestsEna Moon
Two Lady guestsCatherine Coulton
GuitaristFreddie Phillips

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The Old Vic
First performance: Saturday 23rd May 2009
The Bridge Project. Director: Sam Mendes.
New version of the play by Tom Stoppard.
Set Designer: Anthony Ward. Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber.
Lighting: Paul Pyant. Sound: Paul Arditti. Music: Mark Bennett.
Music Director: Dan Lipton. Choreographer: John Prince.

Programme available to buy in our eBay Store

CharacterPlayed By
Ranevskaya, Liubov Andreevna,
a landowner
Sinead Cusack
Anya, her daughterMorven Christie
Varya, her adopted daughterRebecca Hall
Gaev, Leonid Andreevich,
Ranevskaya's brother
Paul Jesson
Lopakhin, Yermolai Alekseevich,
a merchant
Simon Russell Beale
Trofimov, Pyotr Sergeevich,
a student
Ethan Hawke
Simeonov-Pishchik, Boris Borisovich,
a landowner
Dakin Matthews
Charlotta Ivanovna, a governess
Understudy Ranevskaya
Selina Cadell
Yepikhodov, Semyon Panteleevich,
a clerk
Tobias Segal
Dunyasha, a housemaidCharlotte Parry
Firs, a manservantRichard Easton
Yasha, a young manservantJosh Hamilton
Passer-by/Servants,
Guests, and Peasants
Understudy Lopakhin, Firs
Gary Powell
Station Master/Servants,
Guests, and Peasants
Understudy Gaev, Pishchik
Mark Nelson
Post Office Clerk/Servants,
Guests, and Peasants
Understudy Yepikhodov, Yasha, Passer-by
Aaron Krohn
Servants, Guests, and Peasants
Understudy Trofimov, Station Master
Michael Braun
Servants, Guests, and Peasants
Understudy Anya, Dunyasha
Jessica Pollert Smith
Servants, Guests, and Peasants
Understudy Charlotta, Varya
Hannah Stokely
Musicians
Aluminium harp, percussion,
accordion, piano
Harvey Brough
Alternating with DL
Aluminium harp, percussion,
accordion, piano
Dan Lipton
Alternating with HB
Violin, violaStephen Bentley-Klein

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