Cast announced for Almeida's Uncle Vanya

The Almeida Theatre has announced the cast for their upcoming production of Uncle Vanya, which runs at the north London venue from 5 February to 26 March 2016, with an official opening on 12 February 2016.

Joining the previously announced Paul Rhys (Uncle Vanya) will be: Jessica Brown Findlay (Sonya), Vanessa Kirby (Elena), Richard Lumsden (Telegin), Hilton McRae (Serebryakov), Tobias Menzies (Astrov) and Ann Queensberry (Nanny).

The play, which examines human behaviour in all of its "beautiful, terrible, laughable contradiction", is by Anton Chekhov and is being presented in a new version by Robert Icke. This will be the first Chekhov production at the Almeida in a decade.

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