Orange Tree Theatre
Tue 26 Mar 2024
7:30 pm
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I cannot go on living in the country. Human beings were not meant to live in the wild.
Sonya and her Uncle Vanya lead an uneventful life on their country estate, animated only by visits from the dashing local doctor. But when Sonya’s famous father and his glamorous new wife unexpectedly turn up, old grudges return and new desires ignite. In the heat of summer, tempers boil over and forbidden lusts threaten to end in catastrophe. 
An unmissable opportunity to see a theatrical masterpiece in the most intimate surroundings featuring a stellar cast: Emmy Award-nominated James Lance (Trent Crimm in Ted Lasso) plays Vanya with Andrew Richardson (Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls at the Bridge Theatre, Evening Standard Award nominee) as Astrov, alongside David Ahmad (The Crucible, National Theatre), William Chubb (This House, The History Boys, National Theatre), Juliet Garricks (The Doctor, Park Avenue Armory, New York, and Duke of York Theatre), Madeleine Gray (A Murder Has Been Arranged, Theatre Royal Windsor), Lily Sacofsky (Three Days in the Country, National Theatre) and Susan Tracy (A Chorus of Disapproval, Harold Pinter Theatre).
Trevor Nunn is the multi award-winning former Artistic Director of the RSC and the National Theatre; he has previously staged Chekhov’s The Seagull and Three Sisters (RSC) and The Cherry Orchard (National Theatre), and now directs Uncle Vanya for the first time.
“Chekhov’s tale of unrequited love, ageing and disappointment in middle age is a perfect tragicomedy” The Guardian on Uncle Vanya
“One of the great plays” The Times on Uncle Vanya  
Production supported by Derek Robinson