The production will have a limited run at the Duke of York’s Theatre, following previews at Richmond Theatre .
Wessex Grove, Gavin Kalin Productions and Kater Gordon have confirmed that Andrew Scott will return to the stage in a brand new production of Chekhov’s masterpiece, titled Vanya. The production, directed by Sam Yates, will see the actor playing every role in Simon Stephens’ new version of the play.
Vanya is set to open for previews at Richmond Theatre 28th August to 2nd September and previews in the West End from 15th September, running until 21st October with the official opening night set for the 21st September at the Duke of York’s Theatre. The first performance at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 15th September will be for under 30s. All tickets are priced at £10, and patrons can apply for two tickets in a ballot. Further details of this will be announced shortly.
This production reunites Scott and Stephens who previously collaborated on Sea Wall and Birdland; and Scott with Yates following their work together on the short film, The Hope Rooms; and producers Benjamin Lowy and Emily Vaughan-Barratt from Wessex Grove after working with Scott on Sea Wall and Hamlet respectively.
Talking about the news, Simon Stephens said: “Anton Chekhov is my favourite writer. Andrew Scott is as good an actor as there is in the world. Sam Yates is an artist of the highest order. To work with these people in the heart of the West End; to be fearlessly creative and exploratory there; to have only the impulse to make art is all utterly thrilling. This is work that reminds me again and again that theatre is our greatest art form. The most alive. The funniest. The sexiest. The most heart breaking. The most human.”
For more information about the production visit: https://vanyaonstage.com/