The Cherry Orchard

Role: Composer

Company: BBC Radio 3

First broadcast: Sunday 18th Nov 2018

“A train speeds through big open country, and songs fill a once empty house: then a strange sound echoes across the cherry orchard, filling listeners with dread. This wonderful adaptation of Chekhov’s drama is an intense audio experience” ★★★★★ – Susan Jeffreys, Daily Mail.

sharp, funny and bittersweet” – The Times

Chekhov’s celebrated stage play is given a new version by writer/composer duo, Katherine Tozer and John Chambers. Ranyevskya returns to the family estate after 5 years in Paris to face seemingly insurmountable debts. Local businessman Lopakhin is keen to offer her a way out but there’ll be a price to pay.

Ranyevskya ….. Emma Fielding
Lopakhin ….. Neil Dudgeon
Anya ….. Lucy Doyle
Varya ….. Joan Iyiola
Gayev ….. Dominic Coleman
Peter ….. Nicholas Prasad
Pishchik ….. Tony Turner
Charlotte ….. Alexandra Constantinidi
Yepikhodov ….. Matthew Wilson
Dunyasha ….. Saffron Coomber
Yasha ….. Liam Lau Fernandez
Firs ….. Sean Murray
The Tramp ….. Lewis Bray

Directed by Toby Swift