This production opened on 14th January and closed 15th March 2020.
An exquisite production. Perfection.
In the heat of summer, Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their days on a crumbling estate deep in the countryside, visited occasionally only by the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage).
However, when Sonya’s father Professor Serebryakov (Ciarán Hinds) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar) declaring his intention to sell the house, the polite facades crumble and long-repressed feelings start to emerge with devastating consequences.
Ian Rickson’s striking revival. Such compassion, such life.
Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson’s stunning new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece, Uncle Vanya, is a portrayal of life at the turn of the 20th century, full of tumultuous frustration, dark humour and hidden passions.
Critically acclaimed director Ian Rickson returns to Chekhov for the first time since his landmark production of The Seagull in 2007, reuniting with BAFTA and Olivier Award-winner Toby Jones (The Birthday Party) alongside Richard Armitage, who returns to the stage six years after his Olivier Award-nominated performance in The Crucible.
Uncle Vanya is designed by Rae Smith, with lighting by Bruno Poet, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Ian Dickinson and casting by Amy Ball CDG. Don’t miss this astonishing combination of creative talent as they breathe new life into the treasured Chekhov classic.
We’re thrilled that this production is now available for schools and universities to watch via DigitalTheatre+.
This is a Vanya for our times.
TOBY JONES – Vanya
RICHARD ARMITAGE – Astrov
ROSALIND ELEAZAR – Yelena
AIMEE LOU WOOD – Sonya
ANNA CALDER-MARSHALL – Nana
DEARBHLA MOLLOY – Grandmaman
PETER WRIGHT – Telegin
CIARÁN HINDS – Professor Serebryakov
Adapted by CONOR MCPHERSON
IAN RICKSON – Director
RAE SMITH – Designer
BRUNO POET – Lighting Designer
STEPHEN WARBECK – Composer
IAN DICKENSON – Sound Designer
AMY BALL CDG – Casting Director