By Anton Chekhov | a new version by Robert Icke
Directed By Robert Icke
Tickets £10 - £38
Things your life could be:
(1) a farce. (2) a tragedy. (3) pointless. (4) all of the above.
Things you could do about it:
(1) keep living. (2) stop living. (3) stop someone else living. (4) nothing.
Even so, what has your life been worth?
Chekhov's late masterpiece examines human behaviour in all of its beautiful, terrible, laughable contradiction. Following his reimagining of Oresteia (Almeida / West End), Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke (2015 Evening Standard Theatre Award Winner - Best Director for Oresteia) directs a new production of Chekhov's greatest play. Paul Rhys makes his Almeida debut in the title role.
There are currently a limited number of advanced tickets available. A small number of seats are released daily at 11am for that day's performance. Click here for more information.
Previews Fri 5 Feb - Thu 11 Feb
Press Night 7pm Fri 12 Feb
Sat matinees 2.30pm from 20 Feb
Wed matinees 2.30pm on 17, 24 Feb & 2, 9, 16, 23 Mar
Mon 7 Mar
Post-show discussion with members of the Uncle Vanya company. With live speech-to-text transcription by Stagetext.
Supporters' Evening Mon 14 Mar
Mon 7 Mar 7.30pm
Audio Described Performances
Sat 12 Mar 2.30pm
(Touch Tour at 12.45pm)
Fri 18 Mar 7.30pm
(Touch Tour at 6pm)
Listen to the Winter 2015/16 Audio Brochure here.
5 - 13 Feb
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £23 for the opening performances* of each production.
If you are aged 29 or under you can book best available seats for £19 for Monday performances*. To book online select the UNDER30 price type at the seating plan. Proof of age will be required when collecting the tickets.
*Subject to availability
Click here for more information about Concessions.
For the Almeida: Oresteia (also West End).
Television includes: Jamaica Inn; Labyrinth; Black Mirror; Downton Abbey; Misfits; The Outcast.
Film includes: Frankenstein; The Riot Club; Winter's Tale; Albatross; Lullaby.
★★★★★ a reminder that there never was anything more remarkable than life itself
★★★★ beguiling, magical… richly detailed performances throughout
★★★★ Every second is made to count in Robert Icke’s intelligent, sensitive adaptation of Chekhov
★★★★ Icke’s production is rich in psychological detail
★★★★ clear and fresh as a draught of water
★★★★ magnificently acted
The Arts Desk
It really is profound, heaving with life... exquisitely acted.
An extraordinary production
★★★★★ Brilliantly acted, cleverly staged, gratifyingly reinterpreted
★★★★ A woozy motion, with moments of high intensity. This goes to the heart of Chekhov
The running time is approximately three hours and 20 minutes including three ten-minute intervals. This production features smoking and strobe lighting. Latecomers will only be admitted during intervals. Please contact Box Office if you would like further information.
Jessica Brown Findlay
Version/Direction Robert Icke
Set Hildegard Bechtler
Costume Jessica Curtis
Light Jackie Shemesh
Sound Ian Dickinson for Autograph
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Assistant Direction Jocelyn Cox
Costume Supervision Rachel Dickson
Fight Direction Kevin McCurdy