The Cherry Orchard (Donmar Warehouse)
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The Cherry Orchard (Donmar Warehouse)
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The Cherry Orchard (Donmar Warehouse) London Reviews and Tickets

59%
(9 Ratings)
Positive
45%
Mixed
11%
Negative
44%
Members say
Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing, Overrated, Absorbing

About the Show

Olivier Award-nominee Benedict Andrew's adaptation of Chekov's tragicomedy. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (9)

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52 Reviews | 9 Followers
86
Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if A clever transposition of the original play, great acting and overall a fun night.

Don't see it if Some lengths and some eery music

212 Reviews | 42 Followers
77
Slow paced at times, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you enjoy classic plays that in its text still has shocking relevance to today

Don't see it if you don't enjoy slow paced at times plays

36 Reviews | 2 Followers
50
Cherry borechard, Pointless, Boring, Overlong

See it if You have low standards for entertainment and like everything. You don't like sets or backdrops.

Don't see it if You want coherent arcs...or in this case character flatlines. Could have been told in 5 minutes. Bad acting. Read more

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
20
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing

See it if you like moments of breaking the 4th wall. That was cool. Start was the best but dragged and lost everyone's focus, became quite dull

Don't see it if if you don't like watching boring shows. Really long, lack of energy and enthusiasm at points.

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
15
Overrated, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like pretentious and incoherent shows

Don't see it if Dislike bizarre modernist interpretations that don't work. A number of people left at the interval. I stuck it out but was thoroughly bored.

1 Review | 0 Followers
15
Self-absorbed, Shallow, Pretentious, Awful, Cliched

See it if You've had a lobotomy

Don't see it if You are a human

34 Reviews | 1 Follower
During previews
95
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You like Chekhov and want to see a new interpretation of a piece of classic theatre.

Don't see it if .

1 Review | 0 Followers
During previews
98
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You’re open to experimentation in theatre and contemporary interrogations of classic plays.

Don't see it if You’re expecting an easy-to-digest commercial production of Chekhov. Read more

Critic Reviews (9)

The London Evening Standard
May 3rd, 2024

"bold, brilliant and utterly captivating take on Chekhov"
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Time Out London
May 3rd, 2024

"For a minute it looks totally absurd...finally you wish it would last forever."
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The Guardian (UK)
May 3rd, 2024

"It is not so much tragicomic as comedy and then absolute tragedy."
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The Times (UK)
May 3rd, 2024

"This is the kind of waddling, ideas-heavy interpretation"
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WhatsOnStage
May 3rd, 2024

"The melody survives but struggles to be heard."
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London Theatre
May 10th, 2024

"this electrifying staging grabs Chekhov's play by the scruff of the neck"
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The Stage (UK)
May 3rd, 2024

"...this lively, irreverent version brings tremendous immediacy to the piece."
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The Independent (UK)
May 3rd, 2024

"it’s a production that’s made by particular moments, rather than working as a whole"
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