Who Swings the Axe that Chops the Tree?

The leisure industry arrives in “The Cherry Orchard”

Photo by Roksolana Zasiadko on Unsplash

The dried cherries — the old servant remembers — were “soft and sweet… They knew how to do it then”. Cartloads of cherries were sent off to Moscow and Kharkov and fetched a good price.



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Robert Butler

Robert Butler

Dad, Londoner, writer, walker. Latest play “A Drop of Fred” opens 12th August, Upstairs at the Gatehouse (0208 340 3488)