The Cherry Orchard: In HD From London's National Theatre
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The last date listed for The Cherry Orchard was Friday July 22, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson's most beloved stories and the classic animated film… More
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Wonderful production !! Great set & directing. Perfect casting & terrific acting. The event was not very crowded, so we had plenty of space to stretch out, etc. It is more difficult for us to make a Friday night screening - so give yourself plenty of time if driving from a distance. Glad to hear that NTL will be back for a 3rd season; we saw all of hte productions this season (all at La Mirada !!) and plan to see all (?) of the ones next season.
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Wonderful venue and way to view live international theater. Great filming, sound, screen and of course the production itself was stellar. An exellent adaptation and beautiful set and costumes as well. Just note that there is an intermission and it...continued
Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, directed by NT Associate Director Howard Davies, whose recent productions of Russian plays (including Philistines, Burnt By the Sun and The White Guard) have earned huge critical acclaim. Zoë Wanamaker will play Madame Ranevskaya. Set at the very start of the twentieth century, The Cherry Orchard captures a poignant moment in Russia’s history as the country rolls inexorably towards 1917. Ranyevskaya returns more or less bankrupt after ten years abroad. Luxuriating in her fading moneyed world and regardless of the increasingly hostile forces outside, she and her brother snub the lucrative scheme of Lopakhin, a peasant turned entrepreneur, to save the family estate. In so doing, they put up their lives to auction and seal the fate of the beloved orchard.
Zoë Wanamaker as M. Ranevskaya
Claudie Blakley as Varya
Mark Bonnar as Trofimov
Pip Carter as Yepihodov
Kenneth Cranham as Firs
Conleth Hill as Lopakhin
Gerald Kyd as Yasha
James Laurenson as Gaev
Tim McMullan as Simyonov-Pischik
Emily Taaffe as Dunyasha
Charity Wakefield as Anya
Sarah Woodward as Charlotta