Uncle Vanya


Uncle Vanya

05 Feb 2016 - 26 Mar 2016

£10.00 - £38.00

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

5.0 out of 5.0

Things your life could be:
(1) a farce. (2) a tragedy. (3) pointless. (4) all of the above.

Things you could do about it:
(1) keep living. (2) stop living. (3) stop someone else living. (4) nothing.

Even so, what has your life been worth?

Chekhov's late masterpiece examines human behaviour in all of its beautiful, terrible, laughable contradiction. 


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“Sublime new take.. from the Almeida’s resident genius.. shows how good he is stripped down, with actors and emotions to the fore”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“The structure is intact, the pain and the comic absurdity overwhelming and... Rhys as good as any Vanya I've seen. ”

Michael Coveney (What's on Stage, The Stage, Independent)

“A wealth of illuminating detail and fine performances. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Slowly beguiling — and in its later stages becomes magical... Richly detailed performances throughout. ”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Real clarity of thought and depth of characterisation... Clear and fresh as a draught of water. ”

Holly Williams (What's On Stage, Time Out, Independent)

“Every second is made to count in Robert Icke’s intelligent, sensitive adaptation of Chekhov... Full of ache. ”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“If Icke’s all-too-hypothetical characters are trapped in theatrical limbo, the acting is never less than ravishingly bleak. ”

Patrick Marmion (Time Out, Daily Mail)

“Finely scored, highly tuned... Icke’s transformation is thorough-going... Rhys’s rumpled John is exquisitely ambiguous. ”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Unshapely... it’s impossible to work out exactly what the stakes are... The performances are strong. ”

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