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: The Cherry Orchard

by Anton Chekhov.
translated by S.S. Koteliansky.
The scene is Russia, and the action takes place at the country estate of Madame Ranevsky in the year 1890


Author: Anton Chekhov
Translated by: S.S. Koteliansky
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Fred O'Donovan
Madame Ranevsky: Marian Spencer
Anya: Irmgard Spoliansky
Varya: Margot Vanderburgh
Gayev: Oliver Johnston
Lopakhin: Jack Livesey
Trofimov: Anthony Verney
Pischik: Sebastian Cabot
Charlotta: Rosemary Lomax
Yepikhodov: Anthony Drake
Dounyasha: Maria Britneva
Feers: Gordon Phillott
Yasha: Derek Elphinstone
Stranger: Ronald Sidney
Stationmaster: Wilfred Brambell
Post Office clerk: Kyle Adair
A guitarist: Geoffrey Sisley
Guest: Shirley Bagrit
Guest: Mary Clayton
Guest: Hildur Kalman
Guests/orchestra: Jean Rolfe
Guests/orchestra: Sidney Veltman
Guests/orchestra: Harold Jamieson
Guests/orchestra: Paul Williamson
Guests/orchestra: Theodore Bikel
Guests/orchestra: Alvar Kvaran
Guests/orchestra: Thomas Kyle
Orchestra: John Scott
Guests/orchestra: Strowan Robertson
Guests/orchestra: Robert Shaw

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