This year marks 100 years since the Russian Revolution; a movement dismantling Tsarist rule and instead replacing it with a parliament. This was the birth of the Soviet Union. To mark this fact, the Arcola Theatre are staging a season of works which are all in their own way rebelling against an oppressive factor. Russia’s most esteemed playwright, Anton Chekhov is celebrated for his symbolic work, The Cherry Orchard. A piece presenting the battle between outdated aristocratic ways and the burgeosie’s rise to money- Chekhov perfectly encapsulated Russia’s historical transformation.
Adapted by Trevor Griffith, Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen brings this masterpiece to the East End of London. The family’s Estate epitomises their existence; The Cherry Orchard a reminder of their opulence. However with a changing economical and political landscape, can this last? The Revolution Ensemble will bring this story to life and you have the chance to win a pair of tickets.
To be in with a chance to win, answer the following question:
Anton Chekhov also wrote:
A) The Caucasian Chalk Circle
B) Waiting for Godot
C) The Seagull
Send your answer, name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for this competition is Friday 3rd March 2017 at 6pm. Goodluck!
The Cherry Orchard is currently showing at the Arcola Theatre until Saturday 25th March. For more information on the production, visit here…