Druid’s production of The Cherry Orchard to be live streamed to cinemas at home and abroad
In a first for
an Irish theatre company, Druid’s production of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, in a version by Tom
Murphy, will be live streamed to cinemas across Ireland and the
world, direct from the Black Box Theatre, Galway.
Druid, Element Distribution and
More2Screen are joining forces to bring the 2020 production of
Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, in a version by
Tom Murphy to cinemas around the world. Audiences at home and
abroad will be able to see the production live from Galway on
Thursday 5th of March at 7pm. This will mark the first time an Irish
theatre productionwill be live-streamed to cinemas internationally,
shining a spotlight on Galway city and Irish theatre.
Element Distribution are delighted to be working with Druid to bring Tom Murphy’s version of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard to cinemas globally. This is the first time an Irish theatre company’s work will be live streamed in cinemas; so it really is a fantastic opportunity to work with another independent Irish company to make this happen.
Andrew Lowe, Element Distribution Company Director
Druid is delighted to announce the first live-stream of an Irish theatre production to cinemas world-wide. This is an exciting project which will showcase Irish theatre to a larger audience across Ireland and the world. It is a privilege that we can do this live from Druid’s home alongside our Galway audiences.
Garry Hynes, Druid Artistic Director
Bringing together one of the world’s great classic plays with one of Ireland’s greatest writers, Druid will present Tom Murphy’s version of Chekhov’s masterpiece The Cherry Orchard at Black Box Theatre, Galway and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin. A play about land, legacy, and the struggle between tradition and change, this will be the first major production of Tom Murphy’s work since his death in 2018.
Directed by Tony Award winner
Garry Hynes, with the acclaimed creative team behind DruidShakespeare, this
production will feature a large company of actors, starring Derbhle Crotty and
other leading members of the Druid Ensemble Garrett Lombard, Aaron
Monaghan, Rory Nolanand Marty Rea, alongside Ian-Lloyd
Anderson, Síobhan Cullen, Megan Cusack, Peter Daly, Rachel
Feeney, Helen Norton and John Olohan.