In an interview with The Sunday Times this weekend it was rumoured that the Almeida Theatre's current production of ...
Uncle Vanya closes 3 weeks early 26 Jan - Vaudeville
Uncle Vanya, closes 3 weeks early on 26 Jan 2013. (It was running to 16 Feb 2013)
The production, directed by Lindsay Posner and starring Ken Stott, Anna Friel, Samuel West, Laura Carmichael, opened at the Vaudeville Theatre, on 2 Nov 2012, following previews from 25 Oct, to moderate notices from the popular press: "Totally enthralling" (Londontheatre.co.uk); "Fine...staging...a great deal to admire" (Telegraph); "Left me intermittently moved rather than profoundly stirred" (Guardian); "It doesn’t have enough passion or intensity" (Evening Standard).
Vanya, Yelena, Astrov and Sonya are all in love, with the past, with ideals and with each other. As their universe shifts around them they struggle to keep their emotions at bay.