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The Bridge Project: The Cherry Orchard

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About the Show Less...

Sam Mendes directs The Cherry Orchard as part of The Bridge Project at the Old Vic theatre. Read More >

Some of the finest talents of New York and London theatre converge at the Old Vic theatre to launch the London leg of an extraordinary venture – The Bridge Project – an unprecedented three-year, transatlantic partnership uniting the Old Vic theatre with Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Neal Street Productions.

The transatlantic company take to the stage in Laurence Olivier Award-winner Tom Stoppard’s (Arcadia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour) new version of The Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekhov’s daring, droll meditation on bourgeois materialism and what remains in its wake.

The Cherry Orchard was Chekhov’s last play and tells the tragic story of an aristocratic Russian family who return one last time to their family estate before it is auctioned off.

Sam Mendes was founder and Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse for a decade and has directed theatre at the RSC, National Theatre, plus both in the West End and on Broadway. His film directorial credits include Road to Perdition and the upcoming Revolutionary Road. He won an Academy Award for his debut film American Beauty.

The cast of The Cherry Orchard at the Old Vic theatre includes Laurence Olivier Award-winner Simon Russell Beale, Sinead Cusack, Ethan Hawke, Richard Easton, Josh Hamilton and Rebecca Hall. It plays in rep with The Winter’s Tale.

For more about The Cherry Orchard at the Old Vic, read the First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 23/05/2009

Opening Night: 09/06/2009

Closing Night: 15/08/2009

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Sinead Cusack, Morvern Christie, Rebecca Hall, Paul Jesson, Simon Russell Beale, Ethan Hawke, Dakin Matthews, Selina Cadell, Tobias Segal, Charlotte Parry, Richard Easton, Josh Hamilton, Gary Powell, Mark Nelson, Aaron Krohn, Michael Braun, Jessica Pollert Smith, Hannah Stokely


Director - Sam Mendes

Producer - The Old Vic, Brooklyn Academy Of Music & Neal Street Productions

Choreographer - Josh Prince

Lighting Designer - Paul Pyant

Set Designer - Anthony Ward

Sound - Paul Arditti

Author - Anton Chekhov

Music By - Mark Bennett

About The Old Vic

The Cut, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8NB

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