TitleThe Cherry Orchard
AuthorChekhov, Anton
Author TwoFrayn, Michael (translated by)
VenueOlivier Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night2/2/1978
Press Night2/14/1978
Closing Night11/18/1978
Performance Length2 hours, 40 minutes (including two intervals)
Number of Performances91
Performer Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE124352Finney; Albert (1936-)Lopakhin (Yermolay), a businessman
ROLE124353Littler; SusanDunyasha, the chambermaid
ROLE124354Henson; NickyYepikhodov, the estate clerk
ROLE124355Richardson; Sir; RalphFirs, the footman
ROLE124356Bowker; JudiAnya, Ranyevskaya's daughter
ROLE124357Tutin; DorothyRanyevskaya (lyuba), a landowner
ROLE124358Fleetwood; SusanVarya, Ranyevskaya's adopted daughter
ROLE124359Stephens; Robert (1931-1995)Gayev (lenya), Ranyevskaya's brother
ROLE124360Ryan; HelenCharlotta Ivanovna, the governess
ROLE124361Rigby; TerenceSimeonov-Pishchik, a landowner
ROLE124362Thompson; DerekYasha, the young footman
ROLE124363Kingsley; BenTrofimov (Pyetya), a student
ROLE124364Needham; PeterPasser-by
ROLE124365Kent; Brian (-1985)The Postmaster
ROLE124366Claridge; NormanSupporting cast
ROLE124369Hinchco; TamaraSupporting cast
ROLE124370Howells; MartinSupporting cast
ROLE124376Whiteside; JanetSupporting cast
ROLE124377Collier; PatienceCharlotta Ivanovna, the governess
ROLE124378Howells; MartinTrofimov (Pyetya), a student
ROLE124380Stevens; TelDunyasha, the chambermaid
ROLE124381Bailey; RobinFirs, the footman
ROLE124402Doré; EdnaSupporting Cast
ROLE124551Gorst; IreneSupporting Cast
ROLE137893Morley; MarianneSupporting Cast
ROLE141723Thorndike; DanielThe Stationmaster / Understudy: Gayev (Lenya), Ranyevskaya's brother
ROLE119457Bosworth; NorrisViola
ROLE141725Pook; AlanViolin
ROLE141726Baker; AlanFlute
ROLE141727Brittain; MichaelDouble Bass
ROLE141728Bryett; EdwardViolin
ROLE141729Davis; JohnViola
ROLE124411Perkins; RichardSupporting Cast
ROLE124412Rocca; PeterSupporting Cast
ROLE127330Skinner; KeithSupporting Cast
ROLE124687Tynsley; Dennis (-1981)Supporting Cast (Part 1 and 2)
Creative Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE103961Chekhov; Anton (1860-1904)Writer
ROLE115147Frayn; Michael (1933-)Translator
ROLE104723Bury; John (1925-2000)Designer
ROLE105023Birtwistle; Sir; Harrison (1934-)Music
ROLE105998Muldowney; DominicMusic
ROLE124382Gilpin; SallyDance
ROLE106772Mackintosh; KennethStaff Director
ROLE104732Bullimore; RichardProduction Manager
ROLE122860Edelstein; DavidAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE115246Macfarlane; JillAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE115248Walmsley; LesleyAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE106510Beech; JulianSound
ROLE105031Green; RicSound
ROLE113293Jenkinson; SueAssistant to the Designer
ROLE108083Dominic; ZoeProduction Photographer
ROLE105038Beattie; RosemaryStage Manager
ROLE128512Hall; Sir; Peter (1930-)Director
ROLE103792Bryant; CourtneyDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE111230Radmore; PeterAssistant Lighting Designer
ROLE141724Trotter; StewartCollaborator
ROLE110063Hersey; DavidLighting
Catalogue
Ref_NoTitleDateSeries
RNT/PP/2/3/15The Cherry Orchard14 February 1978Olivier Posters
RNT/PP/2/3/16The Cherry Orchard14 February 1978Olivier Posters
RNT/PP/5/55The Cherry Orchard1978Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/CO/1/105The Cherry Orchard1978Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PP/2/3/14The Cherry Orchard14 February 1978Olivier Posters
RNT/SM/2/4/10The Cherry Orchard1978Olivier Show Reports
RNT/PP/2/3/17The Cherry Orchard14 February 1978Olivier Posters
RNT/PP/1/3/21The Cherry Orchard14 February 1978Olivier Programmes
RNT/PP/1/3/22The Cherry Orchard14 February 1978Olivier Programmes
RNT/PR/4/1/153The Cherry OrchardDecember 1977 - December 1978Press Production Review Files
RNT/PO/3/1/11The Cherry Orchard1978Olivier Production Office Show Files
RNT/PO/5/70The Cherry Orchard1978Set Photographs
RNT/PP/3/9/2/9cThe Cherry Orchard1978Olivier Cast Lists
RNT/PP/3/9/2/9aThe Cherry Orchard1978Olivier Cast Lists
RNT/PR/3/130The Cherry Orchard1978Rehearsal and Production Photographs
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