TitleThe Cherry Orchard
AuthorChekhov, Anton
Author TwoAlfreds, Mike (translated by)
Author ThreeSokolov, Lilia (translated by)
VenueCottesloe Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night12/3/1985
Press Night12/10/1985
Closing Night4/19/1986
Performance Length2 hours, 50 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
AwardsDrama Magazine award for Director of the Year
Plays and Players London Critics Award for Best Director
Number of Performances45
Performer Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE120790Cadell; SelinaDunyasha, a chambermaid
ROLE120791McKellen; Sir; Ian (1939-)Lopakhin (Yermolai Alexseyevich), buisnessman
ROLE120792Hicks; GregYepikhodov, a clerk on the estate
ROLE120793Lloyd; HughFirs, a valet, aged 87
ROLE120794Moore; ClaireAnya, Ranyevskaya's daughter
ROLE120795Bron; EleanorVarya, Ranyevskaya's adopted daughter
ROLE120796Hancock; SheilaRanyevskaya (Lyubov Andreyevna), landowner
ROLE120797Petherbridge; EdwardGayev (Leonid Andreyevick), Ranyevskaya's brother
ROLE120798Legrand; JulieCharlotta Ivanovna, a governess
ROLE120799Kinnear; RoySimeonov-Pishchik, a landowner
ROLE120800Hyde; JonathanYasha, a valet
ROLE120801Rudic; LauranceTrofimov (Pyetya) a student
ROLE120802Needham; PeterA passer-by
ROLE120803Dutton; SimonThe station master
ROLE120804Wymark; TristramThe post office clerk
ROLE106797Allam; RoryClarinet
ROLE106134Babbington; RoyDouble Bass
ROLE142368Hayley; NicholasViolin
Creative Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE103961Chekhov; Anton (1860-1904)Writer
ROLE110374Alfreds; MikeDirector / Translator
ROLE110375Sokolov; LiliaTranslator
ROLE120787Dart; PaulSets / Costumes / Lighting
ROLE107661Sekacz; IlonaMusic
ROLE120788Lefton; SueDances
ROLE104724Barnes; JasonProduction Manager
ROLE111227Markham; ElizabethDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE108022Waldron; AnthonySound
ROLE115078Griffiths; WendyCostume Supervisor
ROLE103477Haynes; JohnProduction Photographer
ROLE120664Brown; IrinaAssistant to the Director
ROLE104625Rothenberg; JohnStage Manager
ROLE111228Rees; PhilipAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE111229Richardson; SimonAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE120693Clayton; Laurence / LaurieAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE112034Palmer; AlistairProduction Assistant
ROLE120789Carter; James Magic Adviser
ROLE118023Mayhew; MichaelProgramme Designer
ROLE143187Warder; FrederickAcrobatics Adviser
Catalogue
Ref_NoTitleDateSeries
RNT/PP/2/4/75The Cherry Orchard10 December 1985Cottesloe Posters
RNT/PR/4/1/341The Cherry OrchardSeptember 1985 - September 1986Press Production Review Files
RNT/PR/3/255The Cherry Orchard1985Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/SM/1/257The Cherry Orchard1985Prompt Scripts
RNT/PP/5/160The Cherry Orchard1985Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/CO/1/183The Cherry Orchard1985Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PP/1/4/75The Cherry Orchard10 December 1985Cottesloe Programmes
RNT/PP/2/6/268The Cherry Orchard1985Other Venue Posters
RNT/SM/2/2/73The Cherry Orchard1985 - 1986Cottesloe Show Reports
RNT/PO/1/1/73bThe Cherry Orchard1986Cottesloe Production Office Show Files
RNT/PO/1/1/73aThe Cherry Orchard1985 - 1986Cottesloe Production Office Show Files
RNT/PO/1/1/73cThe Cherry Orchard1986Cottesloe Production Office Show Files
RNT/PP/1/6/189The Cherry Orchard04 March 1986Touring programmes
RNT/PP/3/6/61The Cherry Orchard 1985Touring Printwork
RNT/PR/4/3/53The Duchess of Malfi/The Cherry Orchard/ The Real Inspector Hound/ The Critic28th April - 25th May 1986Press West End Transfer and Touring Review Files
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