20:15, Mon 9th April 2018 at Chichester Festival Theatre
20:45, Thu 12th April 2018 at Adelphi Theatre
20:45, Fri 13th April 2018 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
20:30, Sat 14th April 2018 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
20:45, Tue 17th April 2018 at Gielgud Theatre
20:30, Fri 20th April 2018 at Gielgud Theatre
20:30, Sat 21st April 2018 at Random Venue 94
Uncle Vanya is a play by the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. It was first published in 1897 and received its Moscow première in 1899 in a production by the Moscow Art Theatre, under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavski.
The play portrays the visit of an elderly Professor and his glamorous, much younger second wife, Yeléna, to the rural estate that supports their urban lifestyle. Two friends, Vanya, brother of the Professor's late first wife, who has long managed the estate, and Astrov, the local Doctor, both fall under Yelena's spell, while bemoaning the ennui of their provincial existence. Sonya, the Professor's daughter by his first wife, who has worked with Vanya to keep the estate going, meanwhile suffers from the awareness of her own lack of beauty and from her unrequited feelings for Dr. Astrov. Matters are brought to a crisis when the Professor announces his intention to sell the estate, Vanya and Sonya's home and raison d'être, with a view to investing the proceeds to achieve a higher income for himself and his wife.