Flowering Cherry

Finborough Theatre

Flowering Cherry

17 Nov 2015 - 20 Nov 2015

£16.00 - £18.00

Pro reviewers rating
5 reviews

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0 reviews

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Suburbia, 1957.

Jim Cherry sells insurance, but wants to sell apples instead. He dreams of owning an orchard in Somerset and quitting the job he hates.

But Cherry is a fantasist and his wife Isobel is at breaking point. As his dream begins to spiral out of control and the gulf between them widens, can she force him to face reality?

The heart-breaking story of a man seduced by his own imagination. This rediscovery marks the first London production since its premiere in 1957.


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“Jim Cherry is less self-aware than Willy Loman, and in a way more grimly tragic... A wrenchingly sad slice of life. ”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Exquisite... Whitrow’s supple production makes fine work of this poignant narrative of frustrated lives... Wonderful. ”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Handsome production nicely evokes a late-'50s feel... Good work from the cast... Some sharply funny moments... Worth a look. ”

Tom Wicker (Time Out, The Stage, Telegraph)

“Bolt... is far better on domestic effects than psychological causes... Domestic tension comes across strongly... Worth seeing. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Whitrow's production is good on the knife-edge subtleties of class and social status... Never quite blossoms. ”

Holly Williams (What's On Stage, Time Out, Independent)

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