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Uncle Vanya

  • Summer 2019
Uncle Vanya

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SUMMER SEASON 2019
18 July - 3 August

RUPERT EVERETT

Michael Byrne, Marty Cruikshank, John Light, Ann Mitchell, Katherine Parkinson, Clemence Poesy, John Standing in

UNCLE VANYA

by Anton Chekhov in a new version by David Hare

Directed by Rupert Everett

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.

The IT Crowd’s Katherine Parkinson returns to Bath following her Olivier Award nominated performance in Home, I’m DarlingClemence Poesy’s screen credits include In Bruges, 127 Hours, Birdsong and the Harry Potter films. Olivier Award nominated Ann Mitchell is known for her TV roles in EastEnders and WidowsJohn Light was Olivier Award nominated for Taken at Midnight and recently starred in Mary Stuart and The Son. John Standing‘s distinguished career spans seven decades including The First Churchills and Game of ThronesMarty Cruickshank‘s extensive credits range from Call The Midwife to Hamlet at the Almeida.

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

RUPERT EVERETT

Michael Byrne, Marty Cruikshank, John Light, Ann Mitchell, Katherine Parkinson, Clemence Poesy, John Standing in

UNCLE VANYA

by Anton Chekhov in a new version by David Hare

Directed by Rupert Everett

Set Design – Charles Quiggin

Costume Design – Fotini Dimou

Lighting – Rick Fisher

Sound – John Leonard