Theatre on screen: Uncle Vanya (12A)
After its critically acclaimed West End run was halted due to lockdown, join us for this extraordinary production of Chekov's Uncle Vanya that blends perfectly the power of stage and screen.
‘Quite a marvel, quite a must-see.’
Following its critically acclaimed opening in London in 2020, Sonia Friedman Productions’ stunning 5-star production Uncle Vanya, a new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece by Conor McPherson directed by Ian Rickson, was abruptly halted as the world went into lockdown.
As many theatres across the world remained in darkness, Uncle Vanya’s exquisite ensemble overcame the considerable challenges of working in a global pandemic, returning to the Harold Pinter Theatre to film the ‘perfect’ (★★★★★ The Guardian) production. Marrying the intimacy of the screen with the electricity of live performance in an exciting new hybrid of film and theatre, this Sonia Friedman Productions/Angelica Films co-production is far more than simply a capture of the play. Full of tumultuous frustration and hidden passions, but brimming with hope and optimism for the future, Uncle Vanya is a must-see event for our times.
Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their time on an isolated estate, visited occasionally only by the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage). However, when Sonya’s father Professor Serebryakov (Roger Allam) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar), polite facades crumble and long repressed feelings start to emerge. As the conflicted family are forced to confront their despair, loneliness and each other, can the beauty of life help them find new hope?
Aimee Lou Wood, Toby Jones, Richard Armitage, Roger Allam and Rosalind Eleaza
- Filmed at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London in August 2020
- Running time
2h 35m (no interval)
- BBFC guidance
infrequent strong language, moderate threat, suicide references
We will have an enhanced cleaning procedure and a one-way system in place.
All seating is arranged to enable people to sit in small groups of up to four people who have booked together, socially distanced from other audience members. See virtual tour here.
Everyone is required to wear a face covering (unless exempt) at all times, except whilst eating or drinking.
Hand sanitizer is provided through-out the building.
The Bar will be open and drinks and refreshments can only be consumed whilst seated at your table.
All tickets must be booked in advance, to limit queuing and to provide mandatory information to NHS Test & Trace.