Close nav Productions

The Cherry Orchard

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

A starship travels through space, almost at the speed of light, searching for a home, billions of miles from earth.
Half of the ship is out of action, falling apart. The heating is broken – again. Like their ancestors before them, the crew were born on this ship, this journey is all they’ve ever known. Until a new planet is spotted – Imagine what we could do with the place. 

But not everyone welcomes change. Will they leap into a new future or stay stuck on this journey forever?

An ETT and Yard Theatre commission, co-produced by ETT, Yard Theatre and Home Manchester


The Yard

5 Sep - 22 Oct 2022 Tickets →

HOME Manchester

2 - 19 Nov 2022 Tickets →

Creative Team


Vinay Patel


James Macdonald


Rosie Elnile

Lighting Designer

Jai Morjaria

Sound Design

Max Pappenhiem

Production Manager

Scott Handley

Casting Director

Amy Ball