Vanya

5
Andrew Scott's one man interpretation of Uncle Vanya
By Robert Iles - 28th Sep 2023

This version of Uncle Vanya has been shortened, moved to Ireland, and brought up to date but is still unmistakably Chekhov. Engaging and funny, the script fairly romps along and the 110 minutes disappear all too soon. But the real delight of this show is Andrew Scott's one-man performance. All the characters, all the drama, all the sublety come from Scott's amazing performance. Switching between characters with ease, never leaving the audience confused about who, or where, even when conversing with himself, this is brilliant to watch.

Some reviewers say that they had trouble hearing the lines but I was in the very back row of the stalls and neither my wife nor I had any difficulty. The theatre is overly warm and there is a constant hum from the tube lines underneath but even these factors could not detract from the show. 

Utterly brilliant, a magnificent show.


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