The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov  An English Translation by Maurice Coles
30th April-2nd May 1970

Performed as part of the Settlement’s 50th Anniversary Events.

Drama. An aristocratic Russian landowner who returns to her family estate (which includes a large and well-known cherry orchard) just before it is auctioned to pay the mortgage.

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Dunyasha, a maid : Catherine Squirrell

Yermolai Alexeyevitch Lopakhin a merchant : John Lee

Simeon Panteleyevitch Ephikhodov, a clerk : Roger Newman-Turner

Fiers, an old footman : John Elson

Liubov Andreyevna Ranevsky, a landowner : Valerie Coles

Anya, her daughter : Nora Bain

Varya, her adopted daughter : Anna Futak

Leonid Andreyevitch Gayev, her brother : Jim Harvey

Carlotta Ivanovna, a governess : Frances Cave

Boris Borisovitch simeonov-Pischik, a landowner : Russell Strong

Yasha, a young man-servant : Tony Cox

Pyotr Sergeyevitch Trofimov, a student : Tony Gilby

Tramp : Keith Driver

Stationmaster : Noel Ripley

Post Office clerk : Keith Driver

Servant : Anthony Coles


Director : Maurice Coles

Stage Manager : Ena Cohen

Set Design : Noel Ripley

Lighting : Chris Makepeace

Sound : Barbara Cox

Prompt : Betty Harvey

Costumes : Settlement Players