Sherman Theatre

The Cherry Orchard

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13 - 28 Oct


£16 - £26
Under 25 half price
Concessions £2 off

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By Anton Chekhov
A re-imagining by Gary Owen
Director Rachel O'Riordan

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Pembrokeshire, 1982. Things are going to change.

One of the most powerful partnerships in European theatre, Gary Owen and Rachel O’Riordan, team-up once again following the success of Killology and Iphigenia in Splott. This autumn, as part of the Russia 17 series, they take on Chekhov’s masterpiece. This radical reworking places the action in early 80s Wales, at the dawn of another revolution – the Thatcher regime. This regime swept away the post-war consensus and created the country we live in today.

Those who have seen The Cherry Orchard before will be able to experience the play as if for the first time. Those who are new to the play will encounter a powerful version of one of the greatest of all plays. If you missed Killology, book as early as you can to secure your seats for what promises to be a major theatrical event.

‘Chekhov is one of the great playwrights. His ability to articulate human interaction, with all its flaws and misunderstandings, makes him a natural writer for Gary Owen to adapt.’ Rachel O’Riordan

Show Times

Friday 13 Oct 7.30pm Preview
Saturday 14 Oct 7.30pm Preview
Monday 16 Oct 7.30pm Preview
Tuesday 17 Oct 7.00pm  
Wednesday 18 Oct 7.30pm  
Thursday 19 Oct 2.00pm  
Thursday 19 Oct 7.30pm Post-show talk
Friday 20 Oct 7.30pm Audio Described (Touch Tour 6.30pm)
Saturday 21 Oct 7.30pm  
Monday 23 Oct 7.30pm  
Tuesday 24 Oct 7.30pm Post-show talk
Wednesday 25 Oct 7.30pm  
Thursday 26 Oct 7.30pm  
Friday 27 Oct 7.30pm Captioned
Saturday 28 Oct 2.00pm Dementia Friendly
Saturday 28 Oct 7.30pm  


‘Rachel O’Riordan’s pitch-perfect, exquisitely performed production. ***** The Guardian, Killology

‘Gary Owen’s excellent new play …this thoughtful, provocative and painful drama’ The Financial Times, Killology

Cast & Team

By Anton Chekhov

A re-imagining by Gary Owen

Director Rachel O'Riordan

Designer Kenny Miller

Lighting Designer Kevin Treacy

Composer and Sound Designer Simon Slater

Casting Director Kay Magson CDG


Cherry Orchard cast


Simon Armstrong Densie Black Matthew Bulgo Morfydd Clark Hedydd Dylan Richard Mylan Alexandria Riley


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