Theatrical Niche Ltd Presents
By Anton Chekhov in a new adaptation by Venetia Twigg
Directed by Nadia Papachronopoulou
Suitable for ages 12+
Chekhov's tragicomedy in a bittersweet, multidisciplinary new adaptation. Isolated and seemingly beyond help, the weary inhabitants of one country household plunge head over heels in lust when a beautiful stranger arrives. As the owner announces the estate sale for his own gain, the strains of repression and a chaste rural life begin to bubble among the hard-working occupants, until Vanya himself hits a palpable boiling point.
Theatrical Niche's acclaimed creative team approach care of our world & each other in this prescient and funny Russian masterpiece. Supported by Arts Council England and partnered with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, the violent spread of discontent onstage mirrors the decline of the Bee, highlighting a startling early concern for the plight of our planet.
Director Nadia Papachronopoulou and Movement Director Amy Lawrence infuse this production with an examination of contagion and the 'Hive Mind'. The utter bedlam underlying these characters is therefore brought to bear in captivating physical theatre.
This modern take on 'Uncle Vanya' highlights the farcical nature of the text whilst showcasing some of London's finest talent.
Above all, this is an unmissable production of Chekhov's witty observations on the irrational human heart.
Free workshop: Groups can take advantage of a free 45 minute physical theatre workshop on the day of their show (subject to availability.) Please reserve places in advance with once tickets are booked - this is on a first come, first served basis.
Dates & Times: 7pm, Dec 2nd - 7th
AND 2pm matinee December 7th
Ticket Prices: £15, £13 (Concs: Students, Equity, over 65s),
£11 (Groups of 6 or more) - Enter code 'VANYAGROUP' at checkout. Please note, you must have 6 tickets in your basket for discount to activate. LineUp booking fees apply.