Uncle Vanya

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Ian Rickson directs Conor McPherson’s new adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Toby Jones stars as Uncle Vanya alongside Richard Armitage as Astrov.

In the heat of summer, Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their days on a crumbling estate deep in the countryside, visited occasionally by only the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage). However, when Sonya’s father Professor Serebryakov (Ciarán Hinds) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife (Rosalind Eleazar) declaring his intention to sell the house, the polite facades crumble and long repressed feelings start to emerge with devastating consequences.

Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson’s stunning new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece, UNCLE VANYA, is a portrayal of life at the turn of the 20th century, full of tumultuous frustration, dark humour and hidden passions. Critically acclaimed director Ian Rickson returns to Chekhov for the first time since his landmark production of The Seagull in 2007, reuniting with BAFTA and Olivier Award-winner Toby Jones (The Birthday Party) alongside Richard Armitage, who returns to the UK stage six years after his Olivier Award-nominated performance in The Crucible. UNCLE VANYA is designed by Rae Smith, with lighting by Bruno Poet, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Ian Dickinson and casting by Amy Ball CDG. Don’t miss this astonishing combination of creative talent as they breathe new life into the treasured Chekhov classic.

Please note: this production contains gunshots, loud noises, haze and real herbal cigarettes.

Cast and Creatives

Title artwork for Uncle Vanya featuring Toby Jones and Richard Armitage

Toby Jones - Vanya
Richard Armitage
- Astrov
Rosalind Eleazar
- Yelena
Aimee Lou Wood
- Sonya
Anna Calder-Marshall
- Nana
Dearbhla Molloy
- Grandmaman
Peter Wight
- Telegin
Ciarán Hinds
- Professor Serebryakov

Ian Rickson - Director
Conor McPherson - Adaption
Rae Smith - Designer
Bruno Poet - Lighting Designer
Stephen Warbeck - Music
Amy Ball CDG - Casting Director