The Young Vic announces casting for The Cherry Orchard

The Young Vic Theatre has now announced casting for its upcoming production of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard in a new English language version by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Katie Mitchell. The production begins previews in the Young Vic's Main House on 10 Oct 2014, officially opens on 16 Oct and continues its limited run through to 29 Nov 2014.

The cast of The Cherry Orchard includes Kate Duchene (Lyubov Ranevskaya), Dominic Rowan (Alexander Lopakhin), Angus Wright (Gaev), Gawn Grainger (Firs), Paul Hilton (Peter Trofimov), Natalie Klamar (Varya), Sarah Malin (Charlotte Ivanovna), Tom Mothersdale (Yasha), Sarah Ridgeway (Dunyasha), Hugh Skinner (Yepihodov) and Catrin Stewart (Anya).

The creative team behind The Cherry Orchard features scenic design by Vicki Mortimer, lighting by James Farncombe and sound design by Gareth Fry.

Synopsis: 'A family resists the loss of their ancestral home as the old world order threatens to crumble around them.'


Kate Duchêne (Lyubov Ranevskaya) has appeared at the National Theatre in 'Hansel and Gretel', 'A Woman Killed With Kindness', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Women of Troy', 'Attempts on Her Life', 'Waves', and 'Iphigenia at Aulis'. She has appeared in the West End in 'Small Craft Warning' and 'The Herbal Bed' and for the RSC in 'The Cherry Orchard', 'Faust', 'The Country Wife', 'Murder in the Cathedral', and 'Richard III'.

Dominic Rowan (Alexander Lopakhin) performed in the Young Vic's 2009 production of 'After Dido', as well as 'A Doll’s House' at the Young Vic, in the West End transfer and at BAM in New York. His other notable stage credits include 'The Village Bike' (Royal Court), 'Henry VIII' (Globe), 'The Misanthrope' (West End) and 'The Spanish Tragedy' (Arcola).

Angus Wright (Gaev) has appeared at the National Theatre in 'The Seagull', 'Dream Play', 'Three Sisters', and 'The Dybbuk'. His other notable stage credits include 'The Cat in the Hat' (Young Vic), 'Wastwater' (Royal Court), 'Privates on Parade', and the following Old Vic productions: 'The Master and Margarita', 'Measure for Measure', and 'Design for Living'. He also performed in Twelfth Night / Richard III, at the Globe, in the West End and on Broadway.

Gawn Grainger's (Firs) most notable stage credits include the following National Theatre productions: 'A Small Family Business', 'A Woman Killed With Kindness', '...some trace of her', 'Saturday Sunday Monday' and 'The Seagull'. Other credits include 'Macbeth' (Shakespeare’s Globe), 'Onassis' (West End), 'The Recruiting Officer' (Donmar), and 'The Last Days of Judas Iscariot' (Almeida).

Paul Hilton (Peter Trofimov) has appeared on stage at the National Theatre in 'The Table', 'The President of an Empty Room', 'Mourning Becomes Electra', and 'Three Sisters'. Other notable stage credits include 'Dr Dee' (ENO), 'Doctor Faustus' (Globe), and 'The Wild Duck' (Donmar).

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