UNCLE VANYA

by Anton Chekhov, in a version by Christopher Hampton
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Saturday 24 to Saturday 31 January 2015
Mary Wallace Theatre

Uncle Vanya is arguably the first great modernist drama, full of ambiguities and contradictions, delicately balancing the tragic and the absurd, the farcical and the hauntingly poetic. Maxim Gorky wrote that "its ideas are huge, symbolic and its form original, incomparable". Certainly its themes, particularly the passing of time and the process of ageing, are universal. Trapped in the claustrophobic depths of rural Russia, Chekhov's assortment of all-too-human characters drive each other mad, as the arrival of two outsiders forces the incumbents to re-examine the choices they have made. Old wounds are reopened, passions awakened, thwarted ambitions bubble to the surface and lives are turned upside down.

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Cast                 

ALEXANDER SEREBRYAKOV Barry Evans YELENA Mia Skytte SONYA Fiona Smith MADAME VOYNITSKY Val Wilding VANYA VOYNITSKY Daniel Wain MICHAEL ASTROV Matthew Flexman ILIA TELYEGIN Michael Daly MARINA Deborah Tinsdale YEFIM/LABOURER David Waltham-Hier

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Stephen Oliver
Michael Read
Jim Osmond
Mark Bannister
Carol Fuller
Ron Hudson

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