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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 (Ciarán Hinds) 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.

Starring Rosalind Eleazar (The Starry Messenger), Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education), Emmy Award-winning Anna Calder-Marshall (Male of the Species), Olivier and Tony-award nominated Dearbhla Molloy (The Ferryman), Peter Wight (The Birthday Party) and Olivier Award-nominated Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones).

Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson’s stunning new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov 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 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. Full casting will be announced soon. 

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This production contains gunshots, loud noises, haze and real herbal cigarettes


Running Time: TBC

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This productions contains gunshots, loud noises, haze and real herbal cigarettes



Uncle Vanya – Toby Jones

Astrov – Richard Armitage

Yelena – Rosalind Eleazer

Sonya – Aimee Lou Wood

Nana – Anna Calder-Marshall

Grandmaman – Dearbhla Molloy

Telegin – Peter Wight

Professor Serebryakov – Ciarán Hinds

Creative Team 

A new adaptation by Conor McPherson Directed by Ian Rickson Design by Rae Smith Lighting by Bruno Poet Music by Stephen Warbeck Sound by Ian Dickinson Casting by Amy Ball CDG 


Harold Pinter Theatre

Panton St, West End, London SW1Y 4DN

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Harold Pinter Theatre

Panton St, London SW1Y 4DN


4.6(18 reviews)
  • Linda

    Mar 11, 2020

    I would recommend this play to everyone. The acting was superb and the whole production (including the set) was top notch.

  • Tracy . F

    Mar 8, 2020

    All of the cast were brilliant Thoroughly mesmerising Toby Jones was fabulous as uncle Vanya a real joy to watch

  • Margaret Milnes

    Mar 5, 2020

    The best production of Uncle Vanya I have ever seen.

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