The Cherry Orchard
9 - 31 May 2020
State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

The Cherry Orchard

9 - 31 May 2020 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre Buy tickets

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Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA presents
Adapted by Adriane Daff and Katherine Tonkin after Anton Chekhov

A family drama steeped in Australiana

Madame Ranevskaya is fresh out of love and money. After a failed romance, she returns to the family farm in Manjimup. Faced with impending bankruptcy, the vast and beautiful cherry orchard is soon to be auctioned off against her mounting debts. It’s time to call in the family.

The Cherry Orchard is Anton Chekhov’s last great masterpiece and this new one-act adaptation by Adriane Daff and Katherine Tonkin, directed by Clare Watson, revels in the comedy of inevitable catastrophes. Overflowing with charm, a touch of the 1980s and a self-absorbed ensemble of Kath and-Kim characters. This spirited adaptation looks at those who become victims of their own privilege.

Starring George Shevtsov (Endgame, The Crucible), Sam Longley (The Torrents), Bridie McKim (The Heights), this is The Cherry Orchard packed full of the familiar.


DIRECTOR Clare Watson
Humphrey Bower
Adriane Daff
Michelle Fornasier
Brendan Hanson
Kieran Clancy-Lowe
Sam Longley
Angela Mahlatjie
Bridie McKim
George Shevtsov
Ian Wilkes

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.


  • $93.00 Adult 

A Reserve

  • $69.00 - $88.00 Adult
  • $69.00 Concession (Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, unemployed, Veteran's Affairs and Health Care Card Holders)
  • $36.00 Full time students

B Reserve

  • $55.00 - $59.00 Adult
  • $36.00 Full time students

Groups (8+)

  • $69.00 A Reserve
  • $36.00 A Reserve Schools (10+) Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 tickets purchased.
  • For group bookings phone (08) 6212 9291 or email

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Group bookings: $8.95. Add $4.40 for Registered Mail.
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  • Saturday 9 May 2020 at 7.30pm
  • Monday 11 May 2020 at 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 12 May 2020 at 7.30pm


  • Wednesday 20 May 2020 at 11am
  • Saturday 23 May 2020 at 2pm

Auslan Interpreted performance

  • Wednesday 20 May 2020 at 11am
  • Saturday 23 May 2020 at 2pm

Audio Described performance

  • Saturday 23 May 2020 at 2pm

Tactile Tour

  • Saturday 23 May 2020 at 2pm

Post show Q&A

  • Tuesday 26 May 2020 at 6.30pm

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