Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters in Russian at Wyndham's
Moscow’s Mossovet State Academic Theatre productions of Anton Checkov's Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters, will be performed in Russian with English surtitles, in repertoire at the Wyndham's Theatre from 23 April to 3 May 2014.
Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky and designed by Rustam Khamdamov. Cast includes Aleksandr Domogarov, Julia Vysotskaya, Pavel Derevyanko, Natalia Vdovina, Irina Kartasheva, Aleksandr Bobrovsky, Larisa Kuznetsova, Galina Bob, Vitaly Kistchenko, Anatoly Grishin, Vladas Bagdonas.
Andrei Konchalovsky has utilized the same setting and cast for both productions, drawing on the striking similarities between Checkov’s two most celebrated plays.
Speaking about transferring both productions to London Andrei Konchalovsky said "I am delighted to bringing these two Russian productions to London's West End. No matter how many times you appeal to Chekhov, he is inexhaustible. Every time his work is seen on stage, you find something unnoticed, unexperienced and undiscovered."
Mossovet State Academic Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in Moscow having been founded in 1923. In the 1970s well-known Russian director Pavel Khomsky became first the principal director, and then the artistic director of the theatre. Mossovet has been "enthusiastically" received in many countries: France, USA, Finland, Israel, Italy, Poland, Bulgaria and across the world.
- by Darren Dalglish