This summer, Cornwall's favourite outdoor theatre company, Miracle Theatre, presents The Cherry Orchard, a bittersweet comedy by Chekhov - a story about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy.
Obstinate and self-absorbed, they are deaf to the rumbling of change which surrounds them, and unable to accept help when they need it.
Will it take a revolution to destroy their cosy world of privilege and entitlement – or will their own stupidity be enough?
Bill Scott’s new adaptation treads a tragicomic tightrope, bringing out all the humour and pathos of Chekhov’s masterpiece which, more than a century after it was written, is as popular as ever.
Performed at open air venues throughout Cornwall, Miracle Theatre's The Cherry Orchard will be at Trebah Gardens on 10th and 11th August, at St Mawes Castle on 15th August and at Enys Gardens on 23rd, 24th and 25th August,