The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard
by Anton Chekhov

English language version by Simon Stephens

Director: Jessica Edwards


Saturday 7 November - 7pm
Monday 9 November - 2.30pm & 7pm
Tuesday 10 November - 7pm (Proceeds from this performance will be donated to the Mayor of Bexley's chosen charity Bexley SNAP.)

In a new version by Olivier Award winning playwright Simon Stephens breathes vigorous new life into Chekhov’s 1904 masterpiece. The volatile and charismatic Liubov Ranyevskia returns from Paris to her Russian Estate to face colossal debts. Lopakhin, a local landowner and former peasant, proposes a plan to make the estate profitable. This involves destroying the family’s vast and beautiful Cherry Orchard, an expanse of unproductive but exquisite land that has been in the family for centuries.

This amateur production features music devised, arranged and performed by students on our unique BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship Programme.

Prices: Standard £7, Concessions (Over 65s, Students) £5, Rose Bruford College Students £1.50


Designer Amy Elizabeth Watson

Lighting Designer Elliot Roberts

Music composed & directed by Grace Lancaster

Sound Designers Patrick Ball & Oscar Cotran



Liubov Ranyevskia          Jessica Harbour
Anya                                Grace Lancaster
Varya                               Sarah Bryce
Dunyasha                        Alex Stewart
Charlotte                         Jodie Wray
Lopakhin                         Luke Hobson
Gaev                               Scott Brooks
Trofimov                          Oisín Gilbert
Pishchik                          Rob Edward-Hughes
Yepikhodov                     Rob Gathercole
Yasha                              Faaiz Mbelizi
Firs                                  Matt Tweddle
Wanderer                        Eddy Massarella
Stationmaster                  Eddy Massarella


Production Team

Production Manager Ida E. Heggen

Head of Lighting Geraint Jacob

Head of Sound Gabrielle Robertson

Sound Operator Matthew Collins

Lighting Programmer Chris Mould

Stage Manager Josh Croft & Philip Connolly

Deputy Stage Manager Zoey Elizabeth

Assistant Stage Manager Christina Cornelisse

Costume Supervisor Abigail Hindley

Costume Maker/Assistant Grace Pittock & Nicole Garbett

Scenic Production Manager Sophie Nicholls

Scenic Assistant Scarlett McLean, Joanna Earles & Jessica Stimpson