In Russia at the turn of the 20th century, an aristocratic family enjoy the spoils of wealth on their impressive estate blissfully unaware that their fortunes are about to change. In the centre of this story are Madame Ranevskaya, the rich landowner and Lopakhin, a successful businessman who has loved her since childhood. Former Artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Michael Boyd, directs this much anticipated adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s legendary final play. With a cast of award-winning actors, the production is presented ‘in the round’ design, allowing the audience to experience all the humour and sadness of this celebrated play with intimate detail.
Words: Jamie Love
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
01 March - 07 April Bristol Old Vic
CILLA - THE MUSICAL
13 - 17 March Bristol Hippodrome
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Claes Bang and Elisabeth Moss star in Palme d’Or winner The Square, a satirical Swedish drama about an art installation.
In her later years she was best known as the face of Blind Date, one of the country’s most popular TV series, but before this Cilla Black was a British pop icon, comedian and beloved entertainer. Based on the critically acclaimed ITV series, this major new musical chronicles the life of Cilla and her rise to fame. After being introduced to Beatles manager Brian Epstein by John Lennon, the young Priscilla White from Liverpool shoots to stardom with a string of number one hits. By the time she’s 25, she’s become one of Britain’s most famous faces and begins an enduring romance that lasts decades. An incredible 60s soundtrack that includes some of Cilla’s greatest hits as well as classics by The Beatles, The Mamas and the Papas and more accompanies this dazzling new musical. Starring Kara Lily Hayworth as Cilla, who beat thousands of hopefuls in nationwide open auditions for the coveted role, be the first to experience the glitz and glamour on its UK tour, a show for anyone who ever had a heart.
Words: Jamie Love
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