Michael Billington recently wrote a feature for The Guardian in which he commented that he's seen nearly two dozen productions of Uncle Vanya in over 60 years as a theatregoer (48 of them as a critic); and even if I can't (yet) claim quite those numbers on any of those scores, like Billington I consider it to be my personal favourite of all of Chekhov's plays - indeed, I'd go even further and say it's my favourite play, period, from a writer who I consider my favourite of all the classic...
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Toby Jones and Richard Armitage star in this revival of Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre which opened on 14th January 2020. The production features a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's original text by Conor McPherso, and tickets are available now.
Chekhov's original text sees an elderly professor and his glamorous wife visit their rural estate where two friends - Vanya, the brother of the professor's first wife, and the local doctor Astrov - become enamoured with the wife. Matters turn to crisis when the couple decides to sell the estate, where Vanya and his niece Sonya live, looking to invest the money for a maximum profit.
Richard Armitage appears in the stage production as the local doctor, Astrov. His stage credits include John Proctor in Arthur Miller's The Crucible at the Old Vic, and Miek Bartlett's Love, Love, Love on Broadway. On-screen, Armitage is known for his roles in The Hobbit films, as well as the British TV series North & South and Spooks.
Toby Jones stars in the piece as Vanya. His stage credits include Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party, Caryl Churchill's Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. at the Royal Court and Parlour Song at the Almeida Theatre.
Casting for the production also includes Ciarán Hinds, Rosalind Eleazar, Aimee Lou Wood, Anna Calder Marshall, Deabhla Molloy and Peter Wight.
Ian Rickson directs the play. His recent London credits include Rosmersholm at the Duke of York's Theatre, Translations at the National Theatre, and has worked previously with writer Conor McPherson on the play The Weir.
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2hrs 30mins (inc. interval)
January 14th, 2020
May 2nd, 2020
Harold Pinter Theatre
Cast and creative
By: Anton Chekhov, with a new adaptation by Conor McPherson
Songs by: Stephen Warbeck
Director: Ian Rickson
Cast list: Toby Jones, Richard Armitage, Rosalind Eleazar, Aimee Lou Wood, Anna Calder-Marshall, Dearbhla Molloy, Peter Wight, Ciarán Hinds
Design: Rae Smith
Lighting: Bruno Poet
Sound: Ian Dickinson
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UPDATE: The trailer for Uncle Vanya was released on 6 October, which you can watch below.<iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="400" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Je8q_KZp6Vg" width="100%"A filmed performance of Uncle Vanya will be available to watch in cinemas nationwide next month. Performed and recorded at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Conor McPherson's adaptation of the Anton...
The recent West End revival of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, which closed due to the Covid-19 shutdown, has been filmed on stage of the Harold Pinter Theatre with a plan to release this version into cinemas and on television.The new film, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, along with the BBC and Angelica Films, has been conceived as "a sumptuous re-interpretation" of Ian Rickson's stage production, utilising the intimacy of film to deliver something more than the simple filming of a play. Uncle...
Further casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Uncle Vanya, which opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre in January 2020.Currently starring in Translations at the National Theatre, Ciarán Hinds will play the role of Professor Serebryakov. Hinds has worked with Conor McPherson on numerous productions, including Girl from the North Country at the Old Vic and The Night Alive at the Donmar Warehouse, and has also starred in Game of Thrones as Mance Rayder.Rosalind Eleazar will play...
Following the previous news that Toby Jones and Richard Armitage will star in a revival of Uncle Vanya, details have been confirmed of the upcoming production of Uncle Vanya to be staged at the Harold Pinter Theatre next year.Uncle Vanya tickets will be on sale from 27th September, via an exclusive pre-sale with LondonTheatre.co.uk.Originally written by Anton Chekhov, following Sonya and her uncle Vanya in a countryside estate, with their local doctor Astrov visiting regularly. When Sonya's...
Toby Jones and Richard Armitage are set to star in a new West End production of Uncle Vanya next year, produced by Sonia Friedman.According to the Daily Mail, Ian Rickson will direct Conor McPherson's new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov's play at the Harold Pinter Theatre, set to open in January 2020.Armitage will play the doctor Astrov and Jones will play the eponymous Vanya who both fall for the same woman, Yelena. Further casting is yet to be announced.Uncle Vanya will run at the Harold...