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A new adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, written by Conor McPherson and directed by Ian Rickson, this production stars Toby Jones in the titular role with Richard Armitage as Astrov.

Why Watch Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya, a dramatic depiction of life at the turn of the 20th century, is packed to the brim with dark humor, hidden passions, and turbulent frustrations. A brand new adaptation of Chekhov's classic play, Uncle Vanya is written by Olivier Award winner Conor McPherson. The play is directed by Ian Rickson, who tackles Chekhov again after his critically acclaimed 2007 production of The Seagull. The revival features a stunning ensemble with some of the biggest talents in the entertainment including, Toby Jones, Richard Armitage, Ciaran Hinds and more. This remarkable combination of stellar behind the stage and acting talent breathes new life into Chekhov's treasured masterpiece.

The Story

Uncle Vanya begins in the heat of the summer where Sonya and her uncle Vanya are wasting their days in a deteriorating estate deep in the countryside. Their only visitor is the local doctor Astrov, who drops by occasionally. The story picks up when Sonya's father Professor Serebryakov returns with his new wife Yelena, a restless enigma. Serebryakov announces his intention to sell the house and immediately all the pretend politeness fades away and feelings, long-repressed, come rushing back to the surface, leading to devastating consequences.

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Drama | Fans of Chekhov | Plays

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Closing Date: 2 May, 2020

Show Timings

Monday 7:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Wednesday 2:30 PM, 7:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 PM
Friday 7:30 PM
Saturday 2:30 PM, 7:30 PM

Leading Roles
Toby Jones as Uncle Vanya
Aimee Lou Wood as Sonya
Richard Armitage as Astrov
Ciaran Hinds as Professor Serebryakov
Rosalind Eleazar as Yelena

Directed By
Ian Rickson

Written By
Conor McPherson

Additional Info

Duration
2h 15min

Audience
The show is suitable for audiences aged 16 and above

Available Facilities
Wheelchair accessible
Bar
Assisted listening device
Adapted toilets

Seating
The Harold Pinter Theatre has a seating capacity of 796

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Carry a few layers; the theatre is air-conditioned through the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

All West End show tickets are non-refundable.

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