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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. 

Customer Reviews

14 reviews
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23 Feb 2020

Really enjoyed the play. Didnt know this Checkov .really comic , tragic thought provoking.

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20 Feb 2020

Brilliant set and atmosphere created, really enjoyed the performance. Funny and sad in equal measure. Toby Jones and all the cast created very believable relationships with each other. Excellent.

Julie-ann Rowell
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9 Feb 2020

The acting was very good, especially Toby Jones who was superlative, but i did not warm to the version, the play felt somewhat diminished by this translation, especially for example Sofia's speech to Uncle Vanya at the end which was excruciating, I think Chekhov would have hated this fuzzy warm oh life will be okay nonsense. The emphasis on more comedy worked I think but other aspects less so. Sonja was miscast - too young and FAR too pretty. Ridiculous! Yelena was FAR too independent minded and strong of will - this was a woman who would NEVER have stayed with her elderly vain insensitive husband. The portrayal was all wrong, not the fault of course of the lovely actress. Maria with her feminist agenda didn't work either or the overstating of the ecological message of the disappearing forest. Everything that was in the original play is all you need. I've seen much better productions, but I did enjoy this one, it was worth it for Toby Jones and Ciaran Hinds.

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8 Feb 2020

Great play with a brilliant cast.

Angie Coach House
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6 Feb 2020

Excellent performance and amazing cast especially Toby, he was brilliant.


Access Information

26th February 2020 7.30pm - Captioned performance

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after booking.


Running Time: TBC

Good To Know

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 

When Can I Go

14 January – 2 May 

Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm Wednesday & Saturday, 7.30pm 

Where Do I Go

Harold Pinter Theatre

Panton St, London SW1Y 4DN