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: 28 Jan 2020
Booking until: 02 May 2020

Next available performances

Tuesday 28 Jan 2020--7:30pm
Wednesday 29 Jan 20202:30pm7:30pm
Thursday 30 Jan 2020--7:30pm
Friday 31 Jan 2020--7:30pm
Saturday 01 Feb 20202:30pm7:30pm
Monday 03 Feb 2020--7:30pm
Tuesday 04 Feb 2020--7:30pm

Location and map

Harold Pinter Theatre
Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4DN

8 Reviews Add review

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, 422 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Wonderful set and a great cast. Very glad to have seen it.

victorias8 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

SamJones83 5’9, 43 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Top notch production. Very Chekhov as intended with lots of laughs. Toby Jones is terrific with a great supporting cast. Lovely aesthetic.... More

sabrinasenior 8 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Set design great, Toby Jones brilliant.

margieh1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

meenakhib 1 review, 0 helpful votes

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