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Photos: Claudie Blakley in Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard'

Claudie Blakley (aka P&P 05's Charlotte Lucas) currently co-stars in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard at London's National Theatre. The play started its previews May 10th, with an official opening May 17th and runs through July.

Read the Playbill.com story
Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, presented in a version by Andrew Upton and starring the previously announced Zoë Wanamaker, who returns to the National to play Ranyevskaya, will open this year's Travelex £12 season in the Olivier Theatre, beginning performances May 10, prior to an official opening May 17. The cast also includes Claudie Blakley (as Varya), Mark Bonnar (Trofimov), Pip Carter (Yepihodov), Kenneth Cranham (Firs), Paul Dodds, Craige Els, Mark Fleischmann, Colin Haigh, Conleth Hill (Lopakhin), Gerald Kyd (Yasha), James Laurenson (Gaev), Tim McMullan (Simyonov-Pischik), Jessica Regan, Tim Samuels, Emily Taaffe (Dunyasha), Stephanie Thomas, Joseph Thompson, Rosie Thomson, Ellie Turner, Charity Wakefield (Anya) and Sarah Woodward (Charlotta). The production is directed by Howard Davies, with designs by Bunny Christie; they last collaborated on The White Guard at the National, for which Christie won the 2010 Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Designer. Lighting is by Neil Austin, with music by Dominic Muldowney and sound by Paul Groothuis.
Check out the production shots of Claudie Blakley below (via Playbill)...

The Cherry Orchard Production stills
featuring Claudie Blaklely
 (source: Photos by Catherine Ashmore | Playbill.com)

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Speaking of The Cherry Orchard...
FYI: The much younger Dame Judi Dench appeared in a 1962 black and white version of Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard", directed by Michel Saint-Denis. She played the role: AnyaWatch videos of Judi Dench in The Cherry Orchard here! (scroll down the YT page to the right side bar to see more vids of JD!)



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