HOME, Yard Theatre and English Touring Theatre presents

The Cherry Orchard

Adapted by Vinay Patel

Vinay Patel’s sci fi adaptation of The Cherry Orchard sees an old starship travel through space, in search of a planet to call home. Like their ancestors before them, the crew were born on this ship, and this voyage is all they’ve ever known.

And then… a planet is spotted. In a place they could actually live.

The crew are restless. The desire to find a home is strong.

But Captain Ramesh is adamant that they can’t leave the ship.

Something has to change.

Will they leap into a new future, or stay stuck on this journey forever?

Patel’s playful reimagining of Chekhov’s classic play expertly blends humour, wit and romance to explore themes of family, belonging and home.

Vinay Patel is one of the country’s most promising young writers. Best known for the smash-hit, BAFTA nominated BBC drama Murdered by My Father, Patel has recently contributed to episodes of Doctor Who, as well as writing the critically acclaimed True Brits (Edinburgh Fringe 2014) and An Adventure (BUSH Theatre 2016). Last year it was announced that Patel would write on Netflix’s television adaptation of One Day.

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

“Thoughtful, funny and suffused with romance and yearning.”

The Guardian

“Vividly imagined. An emotionally textured and heartfelt adaptation.”

The Stage

“Audacious and inventive.”

Time Out

Hear Writer Vinay Patel and Actress Anjali Jay talk about this sci fi adaptation of The Cherry Orchard

Creative Team

Vinay Patel – Writer
James McDonald – Director
Rosie Elnile – Designer
Max Pappenheim – Sound Designer
Jai Morjaria – Lighting Designer
Heather Cooper – Company Stage Manager
Devika Ramcharan – Deputy Stage Manager
Sussan Sanii – Assistant Stage Manager
Malena Arcucci – Costume Supervisor
Lewis den Hertog – Video Designer
Chittal Shah – Choreographer
Amy Ball – Casting Director
Nico Rao Pimparé – Assistant Director
Tomás Palmer – Design Associate
Helen Rappaport – Literal Translator

Production Photos

2 hours and 30 minutes

  • Running time: 2hrs 30mins (including interval)
  • This show contains
    – moments of strong language
    – mild physical violence
    – strobe lighting
    – haze

Tickets £10-£20

Early Bird Offer: Get 15% off full-price tickets before Sun 31 Jul.

School group student tickets £11 each. One free teacher ticket with every 10 student tickets. Other groups 10% off for 10+ tickets. If you’d like to discuss a school or groups booking, please email groups@homemcr.org or call Box Office on 0161 200 1500 (12:00-20:00 daily)

Caption Subtitled performance –  Wed 9 Nov

BSL-interpreted performance  – Wed 16 Nov

Audio Described  performance – Fri 18 Nov


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