Uncle Vanya 25 October 2012 - 16 February 2013
UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Christopher Hampton
Laughter is a great healer.
This autumn Ken Stott, Anna Friel, Samuel West and Laura Carmichael are united together on stage for the first time in one of Anton Chekhov's undisputed masterpieces, UNCLE VANYA. Adapted by Christopher Hampton, UNCLE VANYA uniquely blends sparkling wit and earthy humour to brilliant comic effect.
Vanya (Ken Stott), Yelena (Anna Friel), Astrov (Samuel West) and Sonya (Laura Carmichael) are all in love, with the past, with ideals and with each other. As their universe shifts around them they struggle to keep their emotions at bay in this exquisitely evoked comedy of the trials and tribulations of the human condition.
Directed by Lindsay Posner with designs by Christopher Oram, this new production is brought to you by the producers of ALL MY SONS and LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT.
Anyone who has felt the whirlwind of love can't miss this first class revival of a treasured classic.