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Andrew Scott to star in one-man play 'Vanya' in the West End

Andrew Scott, known for roles in Fleabag, Black Mirror, and Sherlock, will star as all of Chekhov's characters in this five-week run of the reimagined play.

Bea Maynard
Bea Maynard

Andrew Scott will return to the West End this autumn in Vanya, a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.

The BAFTA and Olivier-award winning actor will star as every role in this reimagined version, by Simon Stephens, of the 1898 play.

“Heartbreaking, hilarious, sexy, devastating - the genius and extraordinary humanity of Mr. Chekhov just knocks me out." Andrew Scott said in a statement. "It’s a genuine honour and a singular challenge to bring this giant of a play to life in the West End in this new way and I’m so excited to be doing it alongside such brilliant, playful, and talented people.”

Sam Yates directs this play that has been billed by the creators as a "masterpiece of love, art, sex and attempted murder."

"Chekhov’s play is life-affirming and heartbreaking, and places human behaviour under the microscope," Yates said in a statement. "Vanya will push this examination to a new level, harnessing the power of the unique connection between actor and audience possible only in the theatre."

This new production runs in London at the Duke of York's Theatre from 15 September to 21 October.

A weekly digital lottery for £30 tickets to each Vanya performance will be available via TodayTix.

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Photo Credit: Andrew Scott. (Photo by Oliver Rosser Feast Creative)

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