Uncle Vanya to be screened in cinemas this Autumn
The production was staged at the Harold Pinter Theatre earlier this year, starring Toby Jones.
UPDATE: The trailer for Uncle Vanya was released on 6 October, which you can watch below.
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 Chekhov classic can be seen on screen for a limited run from 27 October.
The Uncle Vanya cast includes Toby Jones as the titular character, joined by Richard Armitage as Astrov and Aimee Lou Wood as Sonya. The cast is completed by Rosalind Eleazar, Anna Calder-Marshall, Dearbhla Molloy and Peter Wight. Roger Allam takes over the role of Professor Serebryakov from Ciaran Hinds, who previously played the role in the stage production.
In order for Uncle Vanya filming to go ahead, the cast and production teams were regularly tested to be allowed to perform closely together. Uncle Vanya marks the first time a British theatre production has been filmed since West End theatres were closed in March.
Uncle Vanya ran at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 14th January. In a four-star review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Mark Shenton said: This is both a play and a production that speaks to the yearning chasms of existential despair in life, love, aspiration, inheritance and unfulfilled ambitions... it is both refreshing and even radical to go back to Chekhovian basics and produce a more faithful version like this in the West End that demonstrates what a masterpiece the play is without the need for reinvention."
Photo credit: Toby Jones and Richard Armitage in Uncle Vanya (Courtesy of The Corner Shop PR)
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