Following its critically acclaimed opening in London earlier this year, this stunning 5-star adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece was abruptly halted as the world went into lockdown.
Now, as the majority of theatres across the world remain in darkness, Uncle Vanya’s exquisite ensemble overcome the considerable challenges of working in a global pandemic, returning to the Harold Pinter Theatre to film the ‘perfect’ (★★★★★ The Guardian) production, currently nominated for four Olivier Awards.
Marrying the intimacy of the screen with the electricity of live performance in an exciting new hybrid of film and theatre, this Sonia Friedman Productions/Angelica Films co-production is far more than simply a capture of the play.
Full of tumultuous frustration and hidden passions, but brimming with hope and optimism for the future, Uncle Vanya is a must-see event for our times.
Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their time on an isolated estate, visited occasionally only by the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage). However, when Sonya’s father Professor Serebryakov (Roger Allam) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar), polite facades crumble and long repressed feelings start to emerge.
As the conflicted family are forced to confront their despair, loneliness and each other, can the beauty of life help them find new hope?
Adapted by Conor McPherson
Directed by Ian Rickson
WHAT THE PRESS SAY
‘An exquisite production. Perfection.’
‘Toby Jones is superb in Chekhov’s great tragicomedy.’
‘A superlative company achievement – most of us will be lucky if we see a better cast in our lifetimes.’
SOCIALLY DISTANCED SEATING
When booking you will be automatically assigned a suitable seat based on your group size and social distancing. This feature allows us to optimise our auditorium space, however, if you would like to enquire regarding specific seats you can call our Box Office on 01823 283 244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options. Please note, the Box Office is closed until WED 3 DEC, all calls and emails will be responded to as soon as possible.
10 December 2020 7:30PM