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Uncle Vanya Tickets

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New adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya to star Toby Jones and Richard Armitage.
Vanya, together with his niece Sonya, has sacrificed his life managing the estate of Professor Serebryakov, his former brother-in-law and Sonya’s father. But when the Professor returns from the city with his glamorous young wife Yelena, tensions spiral as their world is thrown upside down.
  • local_play Tickets from only £18
  • date_range May 15, 2018 → May 2, 2020
  • assistant Harold Pinter Theatre
    Panton Street,London, SW1Y 4DN
  • subway Piccadilly Circus
  • access_time 2 hours 30 minutes (including the interval)
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 (153 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Jan 15, 2020

    Excited to see the fabulous set and lighting, which made such a change from the usual 'shadow and a chair/use your imagination' sets to which we have become sadly used. Great casting and of course Toby Jones was superbly entertaining. Provoked outbursts of laughter, sighs and groans from the entire audience- not easy to get from a Chekov.

  • Review Avatar Jan 15, 2020

    Superb performances.

  • Review Avatar Jan 15, 2020

    The set is amazing and provides a lovely setting for the drama to unfold. I last saw a production of Uncle Vanya in c.1980 with Albert Finney in the title role. It was excellent, yet Toby Jones brings an extra comedic element and I don't remember enjoying the earlier production quite as much. This play at the Harold Pinter theatre deserves a long and hugely successful run ( way beyond June )

  • Review Avatar Jan 16, 2020

    Loved this production of Chekhov’s play. The cast and the set was brilliant.

  • Review Avatar Jan 16, 2020

    Superb show with a great cast. Funny and tragic in equal measures

  • Review Avatar Jan 16, 2020

    An excellent modern adaption of a classic play. Good performances all round with a stellar performance from Toby Jones.

  • Review Avatar Jan 16, 2020

    Absolutely amazing production - would thoroughly recommend it. The whole cast were memerising to watch.

  • Review Avatar Jan 16, 2020

    Amazing!

  • Review Avatar Jan 16, 2020

    loved it wonderful actors and the sets were good

  • Review Avatar Jan 16, 2020

    Where is Chekhov...this is too modern fast popular patronising dumming down the Russian angst, boredom, fear of death, life in provence. the audience laughed non stop, which i guess is good for you, for Chekhov it's not what it's meant to be a bit too slapstick! noodles? swearing? my husband loved it! also pls ask audience members to cover their mouth when they cough sneeze an audience of inferms!! finally, excuse me but too much noise from munching drinking audience... thank you !

  • Review Avatar Jan 17, 2020

    We came to see the production because of the cast and particularly enjoyed Toby Jones as his humorous characterisation added to our involvement in the drama. The set was splendid in creating a sense of another life and world. However I felt the costume was disorientating and worked against that. My friend found parts of the dialogue inaudible throughout the performance and particularly wanted to mention the need for better voice projection. It was only the second day of the run so I am sure the performance will develop its power. Looking forward to seeing it again in March!

  • Review Avatar Jan 17, 2020

    Brilliant version of this play with strong and original, funny performances from the whole cast - really lyrical and involving, believable and intense show.

  • Review Avatar Jan 19, 2020

    It’s not a product but a demonstration of the art of theatre we like best:excellent actors/actresses, Beautiful set, phantastic directorship and all that with Tschechov

  • Review Avatar Jan 19, 2020

    A wonderful reinterpretation of a play which means as much to me as Shakespeare for its understanding of humanity in its comedy and tragedy. My conversion to the power of theatre as a teenager came in 1977 when I first saw Uncle Vanya in a famous production at the Manchester Royal Exchange. The characters walked on stage and I was immersed in the real lives of real people and felt their emotions as they happened. I experienced the same immediacy and involvement yesterday with this wonderful ensemble cast. Outstanding theatre; I hope other young people get the chance to experience it and know what theatre can do for our lives.

  • Review Avatar Jan 19, 2020

    I hugely enjoyed every minute of this production and was disappointed when the play had to come to an end. Fine acting from every member of the cast. My one criticism is that the over-emphasis on lines that can be played as comedy ( highly enjoyable though it is to watch, especially from a Master like Toby Jones) was serving to wrong-foot some of the audience when the events of the plot turned more towards tragedy. When the gun was being waved around, some of the people sitting near to me found it hilarious! It would perhaps help anyone seeing this play for the first time if the Programme included a synopsis of the 2 Acts. Isn't that what a Programme SHOULD include??

  • Review Avatar Jan 19, 2020

    Very moving production of my favourite Chekhov with outstanding performances from the cast especially Toby Jones and the actor who played Sonia. Also rather relevant to today's climate crisis with the Doctor's concern for the forests.Highly recommended.(Funny too!)

  • Review Avatar Jan 19, 2020

    Outstanding performance.

  • Review Avatar Jan 19, 2020

    Show was brilliant, theatre needs more toilets.

  • Review Avatar Jan 19, 2020

    It was such a well-done production. The trick, of course, as with any Chekhov play is to make an evening spent with bored/boring people actually entertaining. This production of Uncle Vanya succeeds by mining the depths of Chehov's wellspring of humor. The translation and modernization of the script was brilliant in this regard. It is the frequent flashes of humor that underscores the tragedy in the play's final moments. If this supremely talented cast could not quite pull off the final notes of this strangely complex play, however, it is not to their ultimate discredit. Such as it is with the resolution of Chekhov's plays which, honestly, borders on the ineffable. However, the preceding two hours onstage watching this smart, deft cast struggle with the humanity of these characters with humor, passion and, ultimately, compassion is nothing short of revelatory and more than worth the price of admission.

  • Review Avatar Jan 19, 2020

    It was hard to see some of the action as it was close to front of stage - they should move it back a bit.