The Cherry Orchard (London) London Reviews and Tickets
Slow, Quirky, Funny, Clever, Entertaining
About the Show
Vinay Patel's intergalactic reimagining of Chekhov’s bittersweet play.
An starship travels through space in search of a new home, billions of miles from earth. The crew were born onboard the ship like generations before them, all in search of a new home. Suddenly, they spot the perfect planet! But not everyone is pleased to see it ...
James Macdonald directs this new play, named as one of Time Out's best new London theatre shows to see in 2022.
"If you’ve not seen any Chekhov before but do enjoy dystopian sci-fi then I’d imagine you’ll lap up this crisp, accessible, imaginative drama with some big ideas and memorable characters. I still liked it a lot. But emotionally speaking, it goes less boldly than Chekhov’s original."
"Chekhov's plays are essentially comedies, that is most persuasively demonstrated here. But this is comedy with a heart, a keen intellect, and a lump in its throat. Highly original if not revelatory."