CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
Set 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. Performers Toby Jones (Vanya), Richard Armitage (Astrov), Dearbhla Molloy (Grandmaman), Anna Calder-Marshall (Nana), Ciaran Hinds (Professor Serebryakov), Aimee Lou Wood (Sonya), Rosalind Eleazar (Yelena), Peter Wight (Telegin). AuthorChekhov.ProducerSonia Friedman Productions.Adapted byConor McPherson.DirectorIan Rickson.DesignRae Smith.LightingBruno Poet.MusicStephen Warbeck.SoundIan Dickinson.DirectorAmy Ball (CDG - casting director).