Bafta-winning stage and screen star Toby Jones plays the titular Uncle Vanya, who fritters away his time on a crumbling countryside estate, with his niece Sonya for company. Occasionally they are visited by the local doctor, Astrov, who is played by Richard Armitage (The Hobbit, Oceans 8).
But the status quo is shattered when Vanya's brother returns home with a glamorous new wife. As Vanya and Astrov both fall under this young woman's spell, and Sonya looks on, their own provincial limitations suddenly feel stifling. Polite propriety falls away in a story that scrutinises the quiet reality of desperation and repressed emotions. It will be interesting to see how the bitter comedy and devastating climax resonate in this new take on the play.
Prolific director Ian Rickson, who last worked with Conor McPherson, to awards and acclaim, in The Weir, will direct this new adaptation of Uncle Vanya.
|What||Uncle Vanya, Harold Pinter Theatre|
|Where||Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Covent Garden (underground)|
14 Jan 20 – 02 May 20, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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