Uncle Vanya


Uncle Vanya

St James Theatre, October 2014

A respected professor returns to his farmland which has been managed without him for many years. He brings with him a new, beautiful, young wife. Their arrival turns the lives of the residents and his family upside down forcing everyone to re-examine their choices.  Old wounds are reopened, passions are awakened and thwarted ambitions bubble to the surface, threatening the lives of everyone involved.

Re-uniting the team behind the critically acclaimed, sell-out successes of The Seagull and Three Sisters, award-winning writer Anya Reiss reimagines this tragicomic masterpiece in a stunning new version for the 21st century.

★★★★ ‘Anya Reiss’ most successful play to date’
Evening Standard

★★★ ‘Anya Reiss brings Chekhov bang up to date… a largely satisfying modern Vanya.’
The Independent

★★★★ ‘John Hannah gives an electrifying performance in Anya Reiss’s new version of Chekhov’s play’

Creative Team

Director Russell Bolam
Casting Hayley Kaimakliotis
Composer Isobel Waller Bridge
Lighting Designer Johanna Town
Designer Janet Bird
Writer Anya Reiss
Dialect Coach Hugh O’Shea
Movement Director Mark Bell


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