About

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

Supported by the Chair’s Circle.

Cast

A cast of twelve including:
Peter Carroll as Firs
Priscilla Doueihy
as Petya
Nadie Kammallaweera as Varya
Kirsty Marillier as Anya
Lucia Mastrantone as Charlotta
Mandela Mathia as Lopahkin
Sarah Meacham as Dunyasha
Josh Price as Pishchick
Pamela Rabe as Ranevskaya
Keith Robinson as Gaev
Jack Scott as Yepikhodov
 
Charles Wu as Yasha

Team

Set & Costume Designer Romanie Harper
Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper
Composer & Sound Designer Stefan Gregory
Choreographer Elle Evangelista
Intimacy Coordinator Chloë Dallimore
Fight Coordinator Nigel Poulton
Voice Coach Danielle Roffe
Assistant Director Claudia Osborne
Stage Manager Khym Scott
Assistant Stage Manager Jessie Byrne

Performance Times

29 May – 27 June
Tuesday 6.30pm
Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

Unwaged
Thursday 1pm, 10 June

Previews
Saturday 7.30pm, 29 May
Sunday 6.30pm, 30 May
Tuesday 7.30pm, 1 June

Opening Night (Invitation Only)
Wednesday 7.30pm, 2 June

Matinee Performance
Thursday 1pm, 24 June

Post-show Q&A
Tuesday 8 June, directly following the performance

Mobile captioned performance
Saturday 2pm, 12 June

Audio described performance
Saturday 2pm, 19 June

Schools Performance
Thursday 11.30am, 17 June

Prices

For the cheapest tickets subscribe to our 2021 season and add The Cherry Orchard, packages start at 3 plays for $122!

Centre Left/Right
Weekday Evenings
+ Sat Mat
Weekend Evenings Weekday Matinee Weekday Evenings
+ Sat Mat
Weekend Evenings Weekday Matinee
Full Price (adult)^ From $83 From $89 From $73 From $78 From $84 From $68
Mates Rates (Adult) From $73 From $79 From $63 From $73 From $79 From $63
Senior* From $73 From $79 From $63 From $68 From $74 From $58
Concession† From $63 From $69 From $53 From $58 From $64 From $48
30-Down# From $61 From $51 From $58 From $46
Previews From $56 From $56 From $51 From $51
Student Saver# From $48 From $38 From $43 From $33

~ 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.

Running Time and Content Warnings

Approximate running times of each production are uploaded to the production page as soon as that information becomes available. During the rehearsal period running times are liable to change given the extensive workshopping and development each production undergoes before it reaches the stage.

Content warnings will also be uploaded to each production page as they are advised.

Should you wish to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.

COVID Updates

Audiences for The Cherry Orchard will be seated at up to 100% capacity. Performances are not socially-distanced and you will likely be seated next to other patrons, if you have any concerns please contact our box office. Masks are strongly recommended for all guests.

Belvoir will continue to follow the NSW Government’s COVID-19 advice and requirements to keep you safe.

Find out more about your COVID-safe trip to Belvoir.