The Cherry Orchard

13/10/2016 – 15/10/2016


Presented by Melbourne University Chinese Theatre Group

An original adaptation of Anton Chekov’s ‘The Cherry Orchard’ set during the Qing Dynasty in China.

In the suburb of Beijing China, there was a tea plantation ran by the Tong family. For over two centuries they supplied Ochannomizu (royal tea) for the royal family and aristocrats. The tea garden thrived for 200 years and there was always a large demand and many customers for their tea.

This all changed when The Boxer Rebellion invaded Beijing. Tong Zhao Di, the owner of the tea plantation, escaped from the war and fled to Shanghai.

Five years later, she returned to Beijing, surrounded by childhood memories. She found the tea garden to be very different from her own memories of this place.

Now, as a middle-aged woman raised in aristocratic family, she has some difficult choices to make.

Performances :

Thursday 13th October 7pm
Friday 14th October 7pm
Saturday 15th October 7pm
Saturday 15th October  2pm – Matinee

Doors open at 6:30pm for evening shows and at 1:30pm for the Matinee.


Union Theatre, ground floor, Union house, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC


Available at the door or at the Union Theatre Bar from 12-2pm Tues-Thurs.

Non-members: $28
Members: $25
Group ticket price: $20 (At least 5 people)


Union Theatre, ground floor, Union House, University of Melbourne.

This venue accepts companion cards