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Uncle Vanya archiveSet on a crumbling country estate, Uncle Vanya is the tale of two obsessive love affairs that lead nowhere, and a flirtation that brings disaster. The irascible Vanya and his niece Sonya have managed the estate on behalf of their relative, a renowned Professor for the last twenty-five years. Now retired, the Professor and his beautiful young wife come to visit, throwing the household into disarray, igniting hidden passions and old grudges. Family ties are tested further when the ageing and gout-ridden Professor announces his plans to sell the estate and live off the proceeds in the city. By turns comic, tragic, romantic, and wistful, Chekhov's play is an unforgettable study of unfulfilled dreams and unrequited love. One of his four great masterpieces written on the eve of the twentieth century, it features a feast of subtle comic portraits of a family at logger heads with each other and the world around them, that still has resonance at the start of another new century. Chichester Festival Theatre 1996 production.
Performers Derek Jacobi, Francis Barber, Trevor Eve, Imogen Stubbs.
Author Chekhov. Adapted by Mike Poulton. Director Bill Bryden.

Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0273313735. Details of all Uncle Vanya archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S5399

Archive Listings

17 Sep 96
16 Nov 96
Noel Coward Theatre
West End
Greater London
26 Aug 96
7 Sep 96
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
19 Aug 96
24 Aug 96
Malvern Theatres
12 Aug 96
17 Aug 96
Theatre Royal
Bath & North East Somerset

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