Uncle Vanya

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In the heat of summer, Sonya 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 suddenly returns with his beautiful new wife declaring that he intends to sell the house, the polite facades crumble and repressed feelings start to emerge with devastating consequences.



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 UK stage six years after his Olivier Award-nominated performance in The Crucible. Uncle Vanya is the eleventh collaboration between Ian Rickson and Sonia Friedman Productions, with previous productions including Rosmersholm, Jerusalem, The River, Betrayal and The Children's Hour.

Schedule

Mondays at 7:30pm

Tuesdays at 7:30pm

Wednesdays at 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Thursdays at 7:30pm

Fridays at 7:30pm

Saturdays at 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Harold Pinter Theatre

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Panton Street London SW1Y 4DN
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
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by Cristina Pla-Guzman - Aug 26, 2019
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by BWW Special - Aug 26, 2019
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by Review Roundups - Aug 21, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
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