05 Feb 2016 - 26 Mar 2016

Uncle Vanya

By Anton Chekhov | a new version by Robert Icke

Directed By Robert Icke

Tickets £10 - £38

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Things your life could be:
(1) a farce. (2) a tragedy. (3) pointless. (4) all of the above.

Things you could do about it:
(1) keep living. (2) stop living. (3) stop someone else living. (4) nothing.

Even so, what has your life been worth?

Chekhov's late masterpiece examines human behaviour in all of its beautiful, terrible, laughable contradiction. Following his reimagining of Oresteia (Almeida / West End), Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke (2015 Evening Standard Theatre Award Winner - Best Director for Oresteia) directs a new production of Chekhov's greatest play. Paul Rhys makes his Almeida debut in the title role.

Dates & Tickets

There are currently a limited number of advanced tickets available. A small number of seats are released daily at 11am for that day's performance. Click here for more information.

Previews 
Fri 5 Feb - Thu 11 Feb
Press Night 7pm Fri 12 Feb

Evenings 7.30pm 
Sat matinees 2.30pm from 20 Feb
Wed matinees 2.30pm on 17, 24 Feb & 2, 9, 16, 23 Mar

Talkback
Mon 7 Mar 
Post-show discussion with members of the Uncle Vanya company. With live speech-to-text transcription by Stagetext.

Supporters' Evening Mon 14 Mar

Captioned Performance
Mon 7 Mar 7.30pm

Audio Described Performances
by VocalEyes
Sat 12 Mar 2.30pm
(Touch Tour at 12.45pm)

Fri 18 Mar 7.30pm
(Touch Tour at 6pm)

Listen to the Winter 2015/16 Audio Brochure here.

Islington First
5 - 13 Feb
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £23 for the opening performances* of each production.

Under 30s
If you are aged 29 or under you can book best available seats for £19 for Monday performances*. To book online select the UNDER30 price type at the seating plan. Proof of age will be required when collecting the tickets.

*Subject to availability

Click here for more information about Concessions.


  

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For the Almeida: Oresteia (also West End).

Television includes: Jamaica Inn; Labyrinth; Black Mirror; Downton Abbey; Misfits; The Outcast.

Film includes: Frankenstein; The Riot Club; Winter's Tale; Albatross; Lullaby.

 

★★★★★ a reminder that there never was anything more remarkable than life itself

Time Out

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★★★★★ Never has a production been more considered, more heartbreaking, more expressive

Mail on Sunday

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★★★★ beguiling, magical… richly detailed performances throughout

Evening Standard

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★★★★ Every second is made to count in Robert Icke’s intelligent, sensitive adaptation of Chekhov

The Stage

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★★★★ Icke’s production is rich in psychological detail

The Guardian

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★★★★ clear and fresh as a draught of water

The Independent

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★★★★ magnificently acted

The Arts Desk

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It really is profound, heaving with life... exquisitely acted. 

Variety

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An extraordinary production

Exeunt Magazine

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★★★★★ Brilliantly acted, cleverly staged, gratifyingly reinterpreted 

City AM

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★★★★ A woozy motion, with moments of high intensity. This goes to the heart of Chekhov

The Observer

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★★★★ Mounting states of excrutiation and a wrenching humanity... has an unobtrusive grandeur all its own 

The Sunday Times

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Additional information

The running time is approximately three hours and 20 minutes including three ten-minute intervals. This production features smoking and strobe lighting. Latecomers will only be admitted during intervals. Please contact Box Office if you would like further information. 

 

 

Cast & Creatives

Jessica Brown Findlay
Vanessa Kirby
Richard Lumsden
Hilton McRae
Tobias Menzies
Ann Queensberry
Paul Rhys
Susan Wooldridge

Version/Direction
Robert Icke
Set Hildegard Bechtler
Costume Jessica Curtis
Light Jackie Shemesh
Sound Ian Dickinson for Autograph
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Assistant Direction Jocelyn Cox
Costume Supervision Rachel Dickson
Fight Direction Kevin McCurdy

 

 

 

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