Uncle Vanya at Harold Pinter Theatre tickets
Uncle Vanya at Harold Pinter Theatre tickets

Uncle Vanya tickets from £15.00

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About the show

Toby Jones and Richard Armitage return to the West End to star in one of Chekhov’s best-known classics, Uncle Vanya. Set in a rural country estate, the darkly funny play about family, love and power is directed by Ian Rickson.

Vanya and his niece Sonya have been looking after the family estate for years, living in solitude save for occasional visits from the local doctor, Astrov. But their quiet lives are upended when Sonya’s father, Professor Serebryakov, arrives with his glamorous (and much younger) new wife Yelena. As the urban and rural dwellers are thrust together in a tangle of unrequited love and complicated family ties, Chekhov’s unique wit and incisive dramatic voice is in full power.

Uncle Vanya premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1899. It has received innumerable revivals since, with actors including Michael Gambon and Peter Dinklage taking on the title role.

Toby Jones plays Vanya in this new production. A prolific actor of both stage and screen, his credits include the Olivier Award-winning The Play What I Wrote (2001) and Witness for the Prosecution (BBC, 2016). He previously collaborated with Ian Rickson for The Birthday Party at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2018.

Richard Armitage co-stars as Astrov. He was last seen on-stage in The Crucible at the Old Vic Theatre. On screen, he is best known as Thorin in The Hobbit film franchise, with other roles in Hannibal (2015) and Berlin Station (2016).

The cast also includes Ciaran Hinds (Closer; Translations) as Professor Serebryakov, Aimee Lou Wood (Netflix's Sex Education) as Sonya, and Rosalind Eleazar (The Starry Messenger) as Yelena.

Uncle Vanya is adapted by Conor McPherson (Girl From the North Country) and directed by Olivier Award nominee Ian Rickson, who most recently directed Hayley Atwell and Tom Burke in Rosmersholm (2019).

With a stellar cast breathing new life into Chekhov’s perceptive and darkly funny play, Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre opens for a limited run from January 2020.

Recommended for

Any fans of Russian dramatists won’t want to miss out on this new version of Uncle Vanya. With deft adaptation from Conor McPherson and the inimitable Toby Jones starring, this is sure to be a superlative take on a classic.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 12+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 14 Jan 2020
Press night: 23 Jan 2020
Booking from: 24 Feb 2020
Booking until: 02 May 2020

Next available performances

Monday 24 Feb 2020--7:30pm
Tuesday 25 Feb 2020--7:30pm
Wednesday 26 Feb 20202:30pm7:30pm
Thursday 27 Feb 2020--7:30pm
Friday 28 Feb 2020--7:30pm
Saturday 29 Feb 20202:30pm7:30pm
Monday 02 Mar 2020--7:30pm

Location and map

Harold Pinter Theatre
Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4DN

52 Reviews Add review

I really enjoyed this show. The set was GORGEOUS yet simple so I was impressed from the start. The actors were all excellent and I... More

mattharrison1 5’11”, 19 reviews, 2 helpful votes

This was a very 'light' version of Uncle Vanya with a great cast including Richard Armitage and Toby Jones. Wonderful direction and... More

joc78 5"4, 428 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Surprisingly funny, very earthy Chekhov in a new adaptation by Conor McPherson. The two leads were spectacular. A massive part of the... More

sonjakroll 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Toby Jones was in it. Otherwise I don’t think I’d have seen it. It’s a boring play, about boring country life in boring 1920s Russia.... More

diogocastro 14 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Deadlyknitshade 5'4", 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

MrMHurst 5"9', 32 reviews, 14 helpful votes

tangofiction 5"4, 31 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Very funny and relevant with a fantastic cast. The second half did drag slightly though

emilydiver 5"0, 292 reviews, 15 helpful votes

Excellent staging with a wonderful set and lighting. The cast were all great, Toby Jones is fantastic as Uncle Vanya. I could have... More

davidy5 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes