Sherman Theatre

The Cherry Orchard


13 Oct - 3 Nov


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

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Main House


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

Running time: 3 hours, including interval

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Pembrokeshire, 1982. Things are going to change.

Written shortly before the Russian Revolution, The Cherry Orchard is one of the greatest of all plays. Chekhov’s comedy captures a world on the brink of social upheaval. It is a witty, compassionate study of humanity’s flaws and our refusal to face what is right in front of us. Experience this masterpiece radically reimagined by one of the most powerful partnerships working in theatre today - Gary Owen and Rachel O’Riordan. This new version places the action in another time on the cusp of huge social change - early 80s Britain at the outset of Margaret Thatcher’s regime.

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   Sold Out
Wednesday 18 Oct 7.30pm   Limited Availability
Thursday 19 Oct 2.00pm   Limited Availability
Thursday 19 Oct 7.30pm Post-show talk Limited Availability
Friday 20 Oct 7.30pm Audio Described (Touch Tour 6.30pm)  
Saturday 21 Oct 7.30pm   Limited Availability
Monday 23 Oct 7.30pm    
Tuesday 24 Oct 7.30pm Post-show talk Limited Availability
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    
Tuesday 31 Oct 7.30pm    
Wednesday 1 Nov 7.30pm    
Thursday 2 Nov 2.00pm    
Thursday 2 Nov 7.30pm    
Friday 3 Nov 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

Assistant Director Paul Jenkins (a JMK Trust position supported by The Carne Trust)

Casting Director Kay Magson CDG


Cherry Orchard cast


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


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