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The Cherry Orchard

‘Thoughtful, funny and suffused with romance and yearning.’ The Guardian
‘Audacious and inventive.’ Time Out
‘Vividly imagined. An emotionally textured and heartfelt adaptation.’ The Stage

Vinay Patel reimagines Chekhov’s bittersweet final play for 2022 and beyond, in a world premiere production directed by James Macdonald.

An old starship travels through space, almost at the speed of light, searching for a home billions of miles from earth.

Like their ancestors before them, the crew were born on this ship, this voyage is all they’ve ever known. And then—

A planet is spotted

In a habitable zone!

Imagine what we could do with the place

It’s a miracle

But not everyone wants to see it.

Captain Ramesh is adamant that they can’t leave— but the downdeckers are getting restless—something has to change. Will they leap into a new future, or stay stuck on this journey forever?

Vinay Patel reimagines Chekhov’s bittersweet play for 2022 and beyond, in a world premiere production directed by James Macdonald.

Strap in and if you hear “brace” then brace.


A Yard Theatre, ETT and HOME co-production, co-commissioned by The Yard Theatre and ETT


The Yard

5 Sep - 22 Oct 2022

HOME Manchester

2 - 19 Nov 2022

Creative Team


Vinay Patel


James Macdonald


Rosie Elnile

Lighting Designer

Jai Morjaria

Sound Design

Max Pappenhiem

Production Manager

Pete Rickards

Casting Director

Amy Ball

Video Designer

Lewis Den Hertog


Chittal Shah

Assistant Director

Nico Rao Pimparé

Costume Supervisor

Male Arcucci

Design Associate

Tomás Palmer

Voice Coach

Hazel Holder

Literal Translator

Helen Rappaport


Captain Prema Ramesh

Anjali Jay


Samar Khan


Tripti Tripuraneni


Neil D’Souza

Abinash Lenka

Maanuv Thiara

Pawan Talwar

Gavi Singh Chera


Chandrika Chevli


Hari Mackinnon

Sailesh Panchal

Aaron Gill