Filmed at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London in August 2020.
Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their time on an isolated estate, visited occasionally only by the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage).
However, when Sonya’s father Professor Serebryakov (Roger Allam) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar), polite facades crumble and long repressed feelings start to emerge. As the conflicted family are forced to confront their despair, loneliness and each other, can the beauty of life help them find new hope?
A new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece by Conor McPherson directed by Ian Rickson. As the majority of theatres across the world remain in darkness, Uncle Vanya’s exquisite ensemble overcome the considerable challenges of working in a global pandemic, returning to the Harold Pinter Theatre to film the production, which is currently nominated for four Olivier Awards.
WHY? Full of tumultuous frustration and hidden passions, but brimming with hope and optimism for the future, Uncle Vanya is a must-see event for our times
‘An exquisite production. Perfection’ ★★★★★ The Guardian
‘Toby Jones is superb in Chekhov’s great tragicomedy’ ★★★★★ Financial Times
‘A superlative company achievement – most of us will be lucky if we see a better cast in our lifetimes’ ★★★★ The I
‘This is a Vanya for our times’ Evening Standard
‘Ian Rickson’s striking revival. Such compassion, such life’ ★★★★ The Times
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