This darkly humorous adaptation sees a conflicted family forced to confront their despair.
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 only by the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage).
However, when Sonya’s father Professor Serebryakov (Roger Allam) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena (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 by both the press and public, Uncle Vanya played to sold out houses each night, before it was shut down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. During these unprecedented times, witness this extraordinary cast return to the Harold Pinter Theatre in a way that fuses the power of theatre and screen.
“An extraordinary, transfiguring leap from stage to screen.”
**** [Four Stars]
***** [Five Stars] "A great work of art."
***** [Five Stars] "Sensational."
***** [Five Stars] "Masterpiece."
***** [Five Stars] "Extraordinary, transfiguring."
***** [Five Stars] "You know you are witnessing something very special. Radical and revelatory."
WHATS ON STAGE
***** [Five Stars] "A superlative collective performance from the cast. Many of us will be lucky if we see a better one in our lifetimes."
***** [Five Stars] "An exquisite production. Perfection."
“More a hybrid of film and theatre than a simple capturing of the stage show."
**** [Four Stars] "Ian Rickson's startling revival. Such compassion, such life."
**** [Four Stars] "A top-notch creative team with serious actors who are all having a moment. This is Vanya for our times."