An aristocratic woman returns to her ancestral home to confront the ghosts of her childhood and the memory of her late seven-year-old son.
Her fear turns to nightmare upon discovering her house and the beautiful, adjoining orchard must be sold to pay her spiralling debts. Worse still, the sale is being driven by a young, local entrepreneur who she once ‘owned’ as a serf.
A towering classic of European theatre, Anton Chekhov’s deeply symbolic, tragi-comic masterpiece is at once funny, cruel and tender; a powerful evocation of a world on the brink of immense social change.
Performed by Bristol School of Acting’s graduating Stage and Screen degree students
Written by Anton Chekhov
Adapted by Trevor Griffiths
Directed by Stuart Wood
Designed by Max Johns
Lighting and Projection Design by Hugo Dodsworth
Sound Design by Eizabeth Purnell
- RUNNING TIME2 hours 30 mins (inc interval)
- AGE RECOMMENDATION14+
- TICKETS£12 / £10
- VENUEFactory Theatre
Content warning: Contains loud bangs. Reference to child drowning. Reference to suicide and staged attempt at suicide.
7:30pm & 2:30pm matinee (Sat only)