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 A piece presenting the battle between outdated aristocratic ways and the burgeosie’s rise to money- Chekhov perfectly encapsulated Russia’s historical transformation.