The production will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 14th January 2020.

(c)Muse Creative Communications, photography by Seamus Ryan.

It has been announced today that Ian Rickson is set to direct Conor McPherson’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 14th January 2020. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 30th September with priority booking from today.

Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that Toby Jones (The Birthday Party, Circle Mirror Transformation) will taking on the role of Uncle Vanya in the production, with Richard Armitage (Thorin in Peter Jackson’s trilogy of The Hobbit) playing the role of Astrov.

In the heat of summer, Sonya and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their days on a crumbling estate deep in the countryside, visited occasionally only by the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage).

However, when Sonya’s father suddenly returns with his beautiful new wife declaring that he intends to sell the house, the polite facades crumble and repressed feelings start to emerge with devastating consequences.

The production’s creative team will include: designs by Rae Smith, with lighting by Bruno Poet, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Ian Dickinson and casting by Amy Ball CDG. Full casting will be announced soon.

Uncle Vanya will play at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 14th January until the 2nd May 2020.