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UNCLE VANYA – Almeida Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

Robert Icke’s new adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya is best summarised as an update – and an Anglicisation. Played in contemporary clothes, with sprinkled swearwords (so often touted as modern shorthand for “relevance”), Uncle Vanya is now ‘Uncle Johnny’, Professor Serebryakov is simply ‘Alexander’, Dr Astrov is ‘Michael’.

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TICKETS: Mark’s Top Ten recommendations + this week’s openings (15 Feb)

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A Broadway comedy and two British created musicals arrive in the West End this week – one from last summer’s season at Bath’s Theatre Royal, the other after a long stage life of touring regionally and internationally for the last eight years. Will any of them make it to next week’s Top 10 list? This week’s main openings In London: …

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NEWS: Jessica Brown Findlay and Vanessa Kirby join Almeida’s Uncle Vanya cast

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Jessica Brown Findlay (Sonya), Vanessa Kirby (Elena), Richard Lumsden (Telegin), Hilton McRae (Serebryakov), Tobias Menzies (Astrov) and Ann Queensberry (Nanny) join the previously announced Paul Rhys (Vanya) in Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, a new version created by and directed by Associate Director, Robert Icke, at the Almeida Theatre.

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NEWS: Almeida Theatre announces Little Eyolf and Uncle Vanya

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The Almeida Theatre today announces to new productions for its winter 2015/2016 season. Tickets for the new productions will first go on sale to Almeida Members on Tuesday 8 September and to the public on Tuesday 15 September. THE ALMEIDA CONTINUES TO REINVIGORATE THE CLASSICS WITH A FRESH TAKE ON TWO OF THE 19TH CENTURY’S GREATEST PLAYWRIGHTS RICHARD EYRE FOLLOWS …

NEWS: Almeida Theatre announces Little Eyolf and Uncle Vanya

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The Almeida Theatre today announces to new productions for its winter 2015/2016 season. Tickets for the new productions will first go on sale to Almeida Members on Tuesday 8 September and to the public on Tuesday 15 September. THE ALMEIDA CONTINUES TO REINVIGORATE THE CLASSICS WITH A FRESH TAKE ON TWO OF THE 19TH CENTURY’S GREATEST PLAYWRIGHTS RICHARD EYRE FOLLOWS …