Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya Tickets

Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Uncle Vanya
Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Starring Toby Jones and Richard Armitage
Our Review 4 / 5

Uncle Vanya played its final performance at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 14th March, due to the global pandemic. For more information, please read here.

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

Previews from |
14th January 2020
Opening date |
23rd January 2020
Closes |
14th March 2020
Run time |
2 hours 15 minutes
Suitable for 16+
Anton Chekhov, with a new adaptation by Conor McPherson
Ian Rickson
Songs by:
Stephen Warbeck
Bruno Poet
Ian Dickinson
Rae Smith
Cast list:
Toby Jones, Richard Armitage, Rosalind Eleazar, Aimee Lou Wood, Anna Calder-Marshall, Dearbhla Molloy, Peter Wight, Ciarán Hinds

Harold Pinter Theatre Venue Information

Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Customer reviews

Our Review of Uncle Vanya


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... Read more

Latest Uncle Vanya News & Features

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Ciarán Hinds to join cast of Uncle Vanya in latest casting announcement
Friday, 18 October, 2019, 09:56
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....
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Toby Jones and Richard Armitage to star in Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Wednesday, 25 September, 2019, 10:31
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...
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Richard Armitage and Toby Jones to star in Uncle Vanya in the West End
Friday, 28 June, 2019
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...
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