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Uncle Vanya – Hope Theatre, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov, adapted by Brendan Murray  Director: James Stone  Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Plays by Anton Chekhov are many things: but short they are not. Brendan Murray’s adaptation of Uncle Vanya takes the original's four acts and fillets them down into a single, 85-minute act of four scenes, reducing it to a scope reducible on a fringe theatre budget. Perhaps the ...

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Uncle Vanya – Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov Director: Lev Dodin Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There’s always something a bit special about seeing a play in its original language, particularly when performed by a renowned theatre company from the same country who are able to draw out many of the nuances that can often be lost in translation. So, it’s a treat to see The Maly ...

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Uncle Vanya – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Anton Chekhov Adapter: Andrew Upton Director: Walter Meierjohann Reviewer: Matthew Forrest Chekhov classic Uncle Vanya seems to be going through a bit of a renaissance at the moment, with the play being performed in various nation-wide productions. As part of HOME’s season marking the 100-year anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Andrew Upton’s adaptation of the play is certainly one ...

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NEWS: Theatr Clwyd announce new season

Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd in Mold, has today announced her second season at the North Wales producing house. The Spring Season runs from February to May 2017 and includes three world premières, two classic revivals, and one new adaptation. Starting off the new season will be a new revival of David Hare's thrilling drama Skylight (9th Feb - ...

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Uncle Vanya – Almeida Theatre, London

Paul Rhys and Vanessa Kirby

Writer: Anton Chekov Adaptor &Director: Robert Icke Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   We are all strange, that is how we know we’re normal, so says Michael (Doctor Astrov) as comfort and conclusion in the final act of the Almeida's new production of Uncle Vanya, which is set in the modern day and newly adapted by Robert Icke. Several productions in the ...

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Uncle Vanya – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Chekhov, Adapted by Samuel Adamson Director: Mark Rosenblatt Designer: Dick Bird Reviewer: David Gann This is a theatre of excellence, and not to be missed. Beautifully acted, directed, and designed, Uncle Vanya is given a new lease of life with a contemporary and incisive translation from Samuel Adamson that cuts through Chekhovian clichés, yet facilitates the actors to connect ...

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Uncle Vanya – St James Theatre, London

Writer: Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Anya Reiss Director: Russell Bolam Reviewer: Christopher Hong This new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya by Anya Reiss brings the action to modern day rural northern England. Set on a farm run by Vanya and his niece Sonya, they are visited by Sonya’s respected but pompous academic father Alexander and his young ...

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Uncle Varick – Village Theatre, East Kilbride

Writer: John Byrne adapted from Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya Director: Michael Emans Reviewer: R. G. Balgray You’d think that Chekhov and drama in Scots would be a pretty good fit: all that dark angst, the reliance on spirituous liquor, the bleakness sunk far in the soul. So you’d expect Uncle Varick, presently being revived by Rapture Theatre Company, to have ...

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