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The Cherry Orchard


Sat 21 Sep 2013, 8:30pm
Mon 23 Sep 2013, 6:30pm
Tue 24 Sep 2013, 6:30pm
Wed 25 Sep 2013, 1:00pm
Wed 25 Sep 2013, 8:00pm

Where: Southbank Theatre (formerly MTC Theatre), 140 Southbank Blvd, Southbank, Southbank, Southbank

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: GlennEF

Taking the nation’s theatres by storm, Helpmann Award-winning director Simon Stone makes his long-awaited MTC debut with a unique adaptation of one of Chekhov’s most magical and tender plays.

Spoilt and sentimental, Ranevskaya returns to her large estate seeking refuge from a failed love affair and impending bankruptcy. But the estate has long ceased making money and neither she nor her feckless brother, Gayev, are willing to face the facts. Fortunately, her former labourer Lopakhin, now a successful property developer, has a plan. Will she yield to the path of modernity, or is the pull of the past too strong?

Starring Pamela Rabe, this boldly original Australian interpretation of the Chekhov classic is not to be missed.