The Cherry Orchard

by anton chekhov

adapted by robert icke

directed by simon mcburney

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Chekhov’s final play continues to present audiences with a painful lesson about the dangers of living in the past. When Madame Ranevskaya returns from Paris to her family home in Russia, she encounters a changed world. The family estate will have to be auctioned off because of mounting debt, unless the family allows Lopakhin - the sone of a former servant - to drag them into the new era. His solution to avoiding the sale: cutting down the cherry orchard to build summer cottages for holiday rental.

Directed by Simon McBurney and in a new adaptation by Robert Icke, The Cherry Orchard had its premiere at the Holland Festival 2019, performed by Internationaal Theater Amsterdam.


Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard had its premiere at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam as part of the Holland Festival 2019.

Set Miriam Buether

Costume Fauve Ryckebusch

Lighting Paule Constable

Sound Pete Malkin

Projection Will Duke

Co-produced with the Holland Festival, Barbican, Festival Printemps des Comédiens Montpellier

For more information and tickets for performances in Amsterdam and on tour: https://tga.nl/en/productions/de-kersentuin/speellijst