Uncle Vanya - Theatre Royal Bath
Event Date: 18 Jul 2019 - 03 Aug 2019
Posted in: Theatre
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Event Times:
Mon - Sat 7.30pm
Matiness Weds & Sat 2.30pm
Press Night: Wednesday 24 July, 7pm
Showing from Thu 18 Jul — Sat 3 Aug
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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.

Rupert Everett‘s 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 and 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.

The IT Crowd’s Katherine Parkinson returns to Bath following her Olivier Award nominated performance in Home, I’m Darling. Clemence 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 Widows. John 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 Thrones. Marty 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.
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