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The Cherry Orchard (1981)

Madame Ranevskaya is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Eyre

Writers:

Anton Chekhov (play), Trevor Griffiths (English version) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Judi Dench ... Mme. Ranevsky
Bill Paterson ... Lopakhin
Anton Lesser ... Trofimov
Harriet Walter ... Varya
Suzanne Burden Suzanne Burden ... Anya
Frederick Treves ... Gayev
Timothy Spall ... Epikhodov
Frances Low ... Dunyasha
David Rintoul ... Yasha
Anna Massey ... Charlotte
Paul Curran ... Firs
Wensley Pithey Wensley Pithey ... Pischik
Richard Vanstone Richard Vanstone ... Passer-By
David Blake Kelly David Blake Kelly ... Station Master
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Madame Ranevskaya is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial, she continues living in the past, deluding herself and her family, while the beautiful cherry trees are being axed down by the re-possessor Lopakhin, her former serf, who has his own agenda. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1981 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

O Jardim das Cerejeiras See more »

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