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The Cherry Orchard (1970)


A play by Anton Chekhov, performed at the Stables Theatre Club, Manchester (opened 25 November 1970).


John Flanagan ... Yermolay Lopakhin

Celia Hewitt ... Donyasha

Paul Williamson ... Simon Yepikhodov

Richard Kane ... Firs

Maureen Pryor ... Mrs Lyuba Ranevsky

Zoë Wanamaker ... Anya

Katharine Barker ... Varya

John Horsley ... Leonid Gayev, Mrs Ranevsky's brother

Ann Rye ... Carlotta

Richard Wilson ... Boris Simeonov-Pishchik

Garrick Hagon ... Yasha

Richard Howard ... Peter Trofimov

Tommy Man ... A Passer-by


Director: Gordon McDougall
Designer: Jonathan Porter
Lighting Designer: Ivor Dykes
Stage Manager: Nicholas James


When entering the auditorium for this production, audience members could have been forgiven for thinking that they had set foot in a real cherry orchard: young trees were dotted about the seating area, while the floor was carpeted with leaves and bracken.

The following year, Zoe played the role of Anya again, when she took part in a production of The Cherry Orchard in Edinburgh.  From May 2011, she will perform the play for a third time, as part of a production in London.


The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

Related links

The Cherry Orchard - Wikipedia

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