Main House Rupert Everett

Uncle Vanya

by Anton Chekhov, directed by Rupert Everett
  • 18 July - 3 August
  • Online Booking from 7 March
Uncle Vanya

Event Information

AUDIO DESCRIPTION 2.30pm Wednesday 24 July

Showing from Thu 18 Jul — Sat 3 Aug

Online Booking from 7 March

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“One of the greatest and most moving plays ever written” Daily Telegraph

Rupert Everett returns to Bath with one of Chekhov’s great theatrical masterpieces which he will also be directing in a new version especially commissioned by Theatre Royal Bath from leading playwright and screenwriter, David Hare.

It is late summer, at the close of the nineteenth century. In the heart of the Russian countryside, Vanya and his niece Sonya have worked for years to manage the ramshackle estate on behalf of his brother-in-law, a retired professor. When the professor arrives with his stunningly beautiful young wife and announces his plan to sell the estate, all their lives are thrown into turmoil.

With sparkling humour and unflinching humanity, Chekhov spins a playful story of unrequited love, loss and misplaced dreams.


Monday – Saturday 7.30pm

Press Night Wednesday 24 July 7pm

Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm (Not 20 July)

Tickets from £27

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies


by Anton Chekhov in a new version by David Hare

Directed by Rupert Everett

Rupert Everett shot to fame in Another Country. Since then his leading roles have included the multi award-winning film My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, Dance With a Stranger, The Madness of King George, St Trinian’s and he voiced Prince Charming in Shrek. Last year he starred as Oscar Wilde in The Happy Prince. His stage roles have included Blithe Spirit on Broadway and Pygmalion and The Judas Kiss in the West End.

David Hare’s award-winning plays include Racing Demon, Plenty, Skylight, Amy’s View and The Judas Kiss. He received Academy Award nominations for his adaptations of The Hours and The Reader.

Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

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Group discounts – 10+ £1 off per ticket; 20+ save 20% on each ticket.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

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