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

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

A family 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.


A cast of eleven including:
Nadie Kammallaweera
Pamela Rabe
Keith Robinson
Charles Wu

Performance Times

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

Thursday 1pm, 10 June

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


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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 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.