Inside the Rehearsals of…Uncle Vanya, Harold Pinter Theatre

Ian Rickson’s production will begin performances at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 14th January.

Credit: Johan Persson.

Rehearsal images have been released for Ian Rickson’s production of Uncle Vanya, adapted by Conor McPherson (The Weir, Girl from the North Country). It begins performances at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 14th January, officially opening on the 23rd January.

Credit: Johan Persson

The production, which will run in the West End for sixteen weeks, is led by  Toby Jones (The Birthday PartyDon’t Forget the DriverDetectorists) who stars in the title role of Vanya alongside Richard Armitage (The CrucibleBerlin StationThe Hobbit) as Astrov. Rosalind Eleazar (The Personal History of David Copperfield, Deep Water, The Starry Messenger) will play Yelena, with Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education, Downstate) as Sonya, the Emmy Award-winning Anna Calder-Marshall (LOVE, Evening at the Talk House, Male of the Species) as Nana, the Olivier and Tony-award nominated Dearbhla Molloy (The Ferryman, Dancing at Lughnasa, Juno and the Paycock) as Grandmaman, Peter Wight (The Birthday Party, Hamlet, The Red Lion) as Telegin and Olivier Award-nominated Ciarán Hinds (Translations, Game of Thrones, Girl from the North Country) as Professor Serebryakov.

Credit: Johan Persson

In the heat of summer, Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) 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 Professor Serebryakov (Ciarán Hinds) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar) declaring his intention to sell the house, the polite facades crumble and long repressed feelings start to emerge with devastating consequences.

Credit: Johan Persson

As well as being directed by Ian Rickson, the creative team for the production includes: designs by Rae Smith, lighting by Bruno Poet, music by Stephen Warbeck and sound by Ian Dickinson.  

Credit: Johan Persson

Uncle Vanya will play at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 14th January until the 2nd May 2020. To book tickets click here or visit: Love Theatre.comTheatre Tickets TicketsSee TicketsFrom the Box Office, Last

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