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The Cherry Orchard - Jack Studio Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

AWARD nominated DogOrange is presenting Chekhov’s final masterpiece, The Cherry Orchard, in a new version by Writers’ Guild award-winning playwright Brendan Murray, at the Jack Studio Theatre – from July 18 (previews from July 15) to August 2, 2014.

The whole orchard dressed in white. Do you remember, Lyuba? The long avenue – how it stretches like a ribbon; how it shines on moonlit nights… You haven’t forgotten, have you?

Madame Ranyevskaya returns to save the family estate she has loved throughout her life. Haunted by memories of lost happiness, she is unable to accept help; as though to face the realities of the present would betray her longing for the past. Through inaction, she risks losing the thing she holds most precious, her Cherry Orchard.

DogOrange returns to the tragi-comedy of Chekhov following the success of their imaginative adaptation of Ward No. 6, which garnered a Stage Award Nomination for Best Ensemble as well as a Time Out Critic’s Choice. It also marks DogOrange’s first production as Associate Company at the Jack Studio and follows their previous sell out Jack Studio productions of A Scent of Flowers, A Woman Alone and J. M. Barrie’s Mary Rose.

Bringing the company’s trademark imagination and passion to Chekhov’s vivid storytelling, the production will feature live music composed by Maria Haik Escudero.

Tickets: £14, £11 concessions – available from the box office on 0333 666 3366 or online at www.brockleyjack.co.uk/.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.45pm, plus Saturday matinees on July 26 and August 2 at 3.30pm.

Also at the Jack Studio Theatre: Howard Colyer’s adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s Marriage (June 24 to July 12, 2014).