Full cast announced for 'The Cherry Orchard' at Donmar Warehouse

The Cherry Orchard was Chekhov's last play and is viewed as his masterpiece. Benedict Andrews will adapt and direct the play for London's Donmar Warehouse.

Olivia Rook
Olivia Rook

The full cast has been announced for a new version of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, which will open at London's Donmar Warehouse on 26 April.

This new adaptation by Benedict Andrews, who also directs, will star Sarah Amankwah as Charlotta, Nathan Armarkwei Laryea as Yasha, David Ganly as Boris Simeonov-Pishchik, Michael Gould as Gaev, Éanna Hardwicke as Semyon Epikhodov, Daniel Monks as Pyotr Trofimov, Marli Siu as Varya, Sadie Soverall as Anya, Posy Sterling as Dunyasha, and June Watson as Firs.

They join the previously announced Nina Hoss as Liubov Ranevskaya and Adeel Akhtar as Ermolai Lopakhin.

Benedict Andrews has a reputation as one of the world’s leading interpreters of Chekhov and has previously adapted The Seagull at Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney in 2011 and Three Sisters at the Young Vic in London in 2012.

The Cherry Orchard, which was Chekhov's final play, follows an aristocratic Russian family who are forced to sell their estate, including the play's titular cherry orchard, to pay off their debts.

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Photo credit: Sarah Amankwah, Nathan Armarkwei Laryea, and Daniel Monks. (Photos courtesy of production)

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