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****Given the new public health advice from the NSW Government, it is with great disappointment that Belvoir has decided to cancel all remaining performances of The Cherry Orchard.

Ticket holders will be issued a credit for their performance, if you have already been in touch requesting a refund or donating your tickets to Belvoir, we will process your tickets as per your request. There is no need to contact the Box Office if you fall into any of these categories.

Thank you everyone for your patience, we are hoping for a quick reduction in COVID numbers and a speedy return to normal. Stay safe.****

 

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.

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

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
Movement/Fight Director 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.

Videos

Reviews

“Eamon Flack’s new version for Belvoir straddles the divide between comedy and tragedy perfectly, and its stylised simplicity seems to be exactly what Chekhov might have hoped for”

The Australian

“Nothing illustrates Chekhov’s theme of inevitable change better than Flack’s cast, all of them wonderful.”

Limelight

“Rabe captivates with her sympathetic portrayal of a heart-led, impulsive woman doing her best to hold back the tides of unresolved grief, romantic unhappiness and future catastrophe.”

Audrey Journal

★★★★: “…the cast is phenomenal”

ArtsHub

“Flack has crafted an evening that delivers entertainment in spades.”

Time Out

Daybill

Click here for The Cherry Orchard Daybill.

Running Time and Content Warnings

The Cherry Orchard has an approximate running time of 2 hours & 35 minutes with interval.

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

Given the new public health advice from the NSW Government, it is with great disappointment that Belvoir has decided to cancel all remaining performances of The Cherry Orchard.

Ticket holders will be issued a credit for their performance, if you have already been in touch requesting a refund or donating your tickets to Belvoir, we will process your tickets as per your request. There is no need to contact the Box Office if you fall into any of these categories.

Thank you everyone for your patience, we are hoping for a quick reduction in COVID numbers and a speedy return to normal. Stay safe.

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