The Cherry Orchard - Druid at Home

Join us on Friday 19 March at 8pm GMT to watch our 2020 production of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, in a version by Tom Murphy, in your own home.

Directed by Garry Hynes, The Cherry Orchard will be available to audiences around the world, free to view for a limited period.

Bringing together one of the world’s great classic plays with one of Ireland’s greatest writers, The Cherry Orchard opened in Galway’s Black Box Theatre in February 2020. In a first for Irish theatre, the production was also broadcast live to cinemas across Ireland and the UK in March 2020.

A play about land, legacy and the struggle between tradition and change, The Cherry Orchard is presented as part of SEODA, Culture Ireland's free online festival of Irish arts.

The Cherry Orchard will premiere on Culture Ireland's YouTube channel on Friday 19 March at 8pm GMT. Don't worry if you miss it - the free stream will be accessible for 36 hours, until Sunday 21 March at 8am GMT.

Running time: 2 hours 13 minutes

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How to watch The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard will stream free on Culture Ireland's YouTube channel on Friday 19 March at 8pm GMT.

As it is not a live stream, and will be available to view until Sunday 21 March at 8am GMT, you can pause, rewind and watch at any time that suits you.

You can visit the YouTube link in advance to check it out and have it ready to go. You can also set a reminder on YouTube which will notify you when it's almost show time.

You can view the video on your phone, tablet or computer. You can also cast it to your TV.

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‘pungent and urgent’- The Guardian
‘bleakly magnificent’- Sunday Independent
‘Hynes directs with supreme control’- Irish Independent



  • Derbhle Crotty
  • Ian-Lloyd Anderson
  • Siobhán Cullen
  • Megan Cusack
  • Peter Daly
  • Rachel Feeney
  • Garrett Lombard
  • Aaron Monaghan
  • Rory Nolan
  • Helen Norton
  • John Olohan
  • Marty Rea


  • Séamus Hughes
  • Delia Keane
  • Mary McHugh
  • Seán T. O'Meallaigh
  • Michael Rooney
  • Peter Shine
  • Ambre Shoneff


  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Set Design Francis O'Connor
  • Lighting Design James F. Ingalls
  • Sound Design Gregory Clarke
  • Movement David Bolger
  • Music Conor Linehan
  • Costume Design Francis O'Connor
  • Doreen McKenna
  • Assistant Costume Design Clíodhna Hallissey