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

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Slow, Quirky, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

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Vinay Patel's intergalactic reimagining of Chekhov’s bittersweet play.

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44 Reviews | 3 Followers
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Slow, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy Chekhov and are interested in a modern interpretation of his classic play.

Don't see it if you are hoping for a fast paced sci-fi adventure.

Critic Reviews (6)

Time Out London
September 14th, 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."
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The Times (UK)
September 14th, 2022

"Far from making the play more accessible, it distracts from the fraying lives Chekhov sketches with such genius, muffles the comedy and the tragedy. "
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WhatsOnStage
September 14th, 2022

"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."
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The Stage (UK)
September 14th, 2022

"This remains a vividly imagined and emotionally textured adaptation, philosophical, questioning and heartfelt."
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The Guardian (UK)
September 14th, 2022

"So close. So interesting. But perhaps one step too far into the great unknown?"
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The Telegraph (UK)
September 14th, 2022

"It’s an ambitious stab at refreshing Chekhov’s last play for a modern generation, but a shame it doesn’t quite hit the mark."
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