2001: A Chekhov Odyssey
HOME stages The Cherry Orchard on a spaceship — but it never quite reaches lift off
Dear Millers —The sci-fi Cherry Orchard adaptation currently running at HOME sounded like it had it all: a great cast; a cult director; plus a writer who had cut his teeth writing at the BBC penning the adaptation. Suffice it to say, we were intrigued. We sent Sophie Atkinson along to see if it could live up to its starry billing.
Before we get to today’s briefing, a couple of updates Joshi has insisted we include. Firstly, he’s going to be at Opera North’s La Traviata at The Lowry tonight (tickets still available) and would love to chat with any members attending during one of the three intervals or after the show. Just drop him an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a glass of wine. Secondly, he’s writing a piece tomorrow about the ways in which this country’s news media is terribly London-centric and how that looks to readers in the North. If you have examples you’d like to share, please drop him a line or add your reply to this tweet, which already has some great response…
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