The Cherry Orchard


The Cherry

  • 29 May – 27 June 2021 Upstairs Theatre
  • 2 Hours & 35 minutes (approx.) Incl interval

The Cherry

by Anton Chekhov
Directed & Adapted by Eamon Flack

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 29 May – 27 June 2021
  • Duration 2 Hours & 35 minutes (approx.) Incl interval
  • Supported by
    • The Chair’s Circle

A homecoming. A picnic. A party. A leavetaking.

It’s an uncertain time. Change is coming, you can sniff it in the air.

A matriarch returns to a home that’s seen better days – but it still has its orchard. Precious, beautiful, but…in the way.

Chekhov’s great, last play needs no embellishment to describe our times. What orchards are we cutting down? What orchards are we planting?

Pamela Rabe leads a large cast from today’s Australia, in a classic as funny as it is profound. This promises to be one of the highlights of 2021.

I’ve wanted to do this for years. With a richly talented gang of actors and after the year we’ve all lived through…it’s time for this beautiful, celebratory, moving play. – Eamon Flack

Special thanks to Ben Quilty for the painting of The Cherry Orchard family painting, “Untitled”.

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  • Full Price (Adult)^ $68 – $89
  • Mates Rates (Adult) $63 – $79
  • Senior* $58 – $79
  • Concession $48 – $69
  • 30-Down# $46 – $61
  • Previews $51 – $56
  • Student Saver# $33 – $48

~ Bookings of 10+ full price adult tickets receive a $10 discount per ticket.
^ Tickets to Saturday and Sunday performances may have an added $5 surcharge.
* Seniors prices are available with an eligible Australian Government-issued Seniors Card.
† Concession prices are available with a full-time student card, Centrelink Pensioner concession card, Veterans’ Affairs cards, and to members of Actors Equity (MEAA), and ArtsHub, and HotHouse Theatre Subscribers.
# 30-Down and Student Saver prices are available for Previews, Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, and Saturday matinees.

To claim any concessions you must provide proof.

Full ticket terms and conditions can be found on the Ticket Prices page.

*Based on weekend evening general release ticket price.


  • Anton Chekhov
  • Eamon Flack
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    Belvoir’s Artistic Director. Eamon Flack finished his BA at the University of Queensland in 2000 and trained as an actor at WAAPA from 2001 to 2003. He has since worked as a director, writer, actor and dramaturg around Australia and internationally, from Milikapiti on the Tiwi Islands to London. For Belvoir, Eamon’s directing credits include […]

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  • Cast

  • Peter Carroll
  • Priscilla Doueihy
  • Nadie Kammallaweera
  • Kirsty Marillier
  • Lucia Mastrantone
  • Mandela Mathia
  • Sarah Meacham
  • Josh Price
  • Pamela Rabe
  • Keith Robinson
  • Jack Scott
  • Charles Wu
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    Charles Wu is one of Australia’s most exciting actors of stage and screen. Charles graduated from NIDA in 2014 and is well known for his work on popular series Doctor Doctor. Charles’ other television credits include The Letdown, Here Come the Habibs, and Secret City. He was also seen in feature film Australia Day, and […]

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  • Creatives

  • Romanie Harper
    Set & Costume Designer
  • Nick Schlieper
    Lighting Designer
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    Nick Schlieper has designed for all of the major performing arts companies in Australia, and works regularly in Europe and the USA. He is one of Australia’s most highly awarded designers having received six Sydney Critics Awards (two for set design and 4 for lighting design), six Melbourne Green Room Awards, the inaugural 2013 Australian […]

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  • Stefan Gregory
    Composer & Sound Designer
  • Elle Evangelista
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    Elle loves dancing. Elle recently choreographed for Belvoir’s The Cherry Orchard. She was the Youth Company Rehearsal Director for The Last Season by Force Majeure, Sydney Festival 2021. Her performance credits include GIF of Dance by Matt Cornell, FLOCK by Force Majeure, Out of Earshot by KAGE Physical Theatre, Days Like These by Murmuration, the […]

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  • Nigel Poulton
    Fight & Movement Director
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    Nigel is an award-winning fight, movement, and intimacy director, SAG-AFTRA stunt performer and actor with over 17 years of national and international experience. Stage work includes: Stop Girl, Cursed!, Packer and Sons, Things I Know To Be True, Counting and Cracking, The Dance of Death, Sami in Paradise, The Sugar House, A Taste of Honey, Scorched(Belvoir); Prize Fighter (Belvoir/La Boite); Hamlet, Much […]

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  • Danielle Roffe
    Voice Coach
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    Danielle is an international voice and dialect coach, working in theatre film and TV as well as with a range of corporate clients.  She is currently based in Sydney where she lives with her husband, two children and a groodle.  She is drawn to voice as the conduit for hearing people’s stories.  Previous work includes: […]

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  • Khym Scott
    Stage Manager
  • Jessie Byrne
    Assistant Stage Manager