Uncle Vanya
Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
Telephone Bookings: +44 20 7492 1566

ABOUT Uncle Vanya

Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, The Seagull) directs Conor McPherson’s (The Weir, Girl from the North Country) stunning new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece Uncle Vanya.

Uncle Vanya is a portrayal of life at the turn of the 20th century, full of tumultuous frustration, dark humour and hidden passions.

Critically acclaimed director Ian Rickson returns to Chekhov for the first time since his landmark production of The Seagull in 2007, reuniting with BAFTA and Olivier Award-winner Toby Jones (The Birthday Party) alongside Richard Armitage, who returns to the UK stage six years after his Olivier Award-nominated performance in The Crucible.

Uncle Vanya will run from 14 January 2020 until 2 May 2020 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.


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 cast is lead by Toby Jones and Richard Armitage.

Toby Jones is known for his performances both on stage and screen. His theatre roles include The Birthday Party (Harold Pinter Theatre), Circle Mirror Transformation (Royal Court Theatre), Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (National Theatre), Measure for Measure (with Complicite) (National Theatre), The Play What I Wrote (West End/Broadway). Screen roles include Detectorists, ‎Infamous, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Girl, The Hunger Games series, the Harry Potter series, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, My Week With Marilyn, The Adventures Of Tintin, Frost/Nixon, W and The Painted Veil.

Richard Armitage is a multi-award-winning stage and screen actor best known for his role of Thorin in Peter Jackson’s trilogy of The Hobbit and more recently as Daniel Miller in Epix Berlin Station, as well as Claude Becker in Oceans 8. His tv work includes Spooks and North/South.  Richard’s stage roles include John Proctor in The Crucible at the Old Vic Theatre and the lead role in the Off-Broadway play, Love Love Love directed by Michael Mayer.


Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya is adapted by Conor McPherson with direction by Ian Rickson. Design is by Rae Smith, with lighting by Bruno Poet, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Ian Dickinson and casting by Amy Ball CDG.


Reviews for Uncle Vanya coming soon.


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