Further casting has been announced for Conor McPherson’s new adaptation of Chekhov’s ‘Uncle Vanya‘.
Joining the previously announced Toby Jones as Uncle Vanya and Richard Armitage as Astrov is Rosalind Eleazar as Yelena, Aimee Lou Wood as Sonya, Anna Calder-Marshall as Nana, Dearbhla Molloy as Grandmaman, Peter Wight as Telegin and Ciarán Hinds as Professor Serebryakov.
In the heat of summer, Sonya and her Uncle Vanya while away their days on a crumbling estate deep in the countryside, visited occasionally only by the local doctor Astrov.
However, when Sonya’s father Professor Serebryakov suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife declaring his intention to sell the house, the polite facades crumble and long repressed feelings start to emerge with devastating consequences.
Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson’s stunning new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s 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 UK 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.