There have been several opportunities to take in Chekhov in the last 12 months, but there’s always room for another good production of Uncle Vanya.
From the St. James Theatre:
“A beautiful autumn day, rural England.
A respected professor returns to his farmland estate which has been quietly managed without him for many years. He brings with him a new, beautiful, young wife and their arrival turns the lives of the residents and his family upside down. As everyone starts to re-examine their choices, old wounds are reopened, passions are awakened and thwarted ambitions bubble to the surface, threatening the lives of everyone involved.
Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya is widely considered one of the greatest plays of modern theatre. Re-uniting the team behind the critically acclaimed, sell-out successes of The Seagull and Three Sisters, award-winning writer Anya Reiss reimagines this tragicomic masterpiece in a stunning new version for the 21st century.”
Praise for previous ANYA REISS adaptations:
★★★★”Fresh, sexy and downright perceptive” THE TELEGRAPH
★★★★“Pulled into the 21st century by award-laden wunderkind Anya Reiss” THE INDEPENDENT
★★★★“Anya Reiss’ modern re-imagining is vital and vibrant…Chekhov would cheer.” EVENING STANDARD