Life and Fate / Uncle Vanya


Life and Fate: an epic tale of a country told through the fate of a single Jewish family, the Shtrum's. Uncle Vanya: Chekhov's tragicomic masterpiece of dashed dreams and thwarted and eternal love.
Life and Fate / Uncle Vanya at Theatre Royal Haymarket

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Theatre Royal Haymarket
Starts: Tuesday 8 May 2018
Closes: Sunday 20 May 2018
Running time:3 hrs 20 mins / 3 hrs
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


The legendary Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg - described by Peter Brook as 'the finest ensemble theatre in Europe' - returns to London this spring for a strictly limited engagement for the first time in over a decade.


Performed in Russian with English surtitles.


Synopsis


Life and Fate (UK première)

It's early 1943.


Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia are in a bitter struggle for their very survival.


Life and Fate is a sweeping panorama of Soviet Society, an epic tale of a country told through the fate of a single Jewish family, the Shtrum's.


Vasily Grossman's celebrated novel, banned because of the parallels it drew between Nazism and Soviet Communism, is being adapted for the stage for the very first time.


From Nazi concentration camps to the Gulags of Siberia and the Soviet nuclear programme, the battle of Stalingrad looms large as the characters work out their destinies in a world torn by ideological tyranny and war.


This critically acclaimed production, winner of the Golden Mask for best play, has toured around the world to great acclaim since 2007 and comes to London for the first time.


Uncle Vanya

Vanya, together with his niece Sonya, has sacrificed his life managing the estate of Professor Serebryakov, his former brother-in-law and Sonya's father.


But when the Professor returns from the city with his glamorous young wife Yelena, tensions spiral as their world is thrown upside down.


Chekhov's tragicomic masterpiece of dashed dreams and thwarted and eternal love returns to the West End in Lev Dodin's definitive interpretation of this classic play.


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Box office tel: 020 7930 8800

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 8 May 2018

Closes:Sunday 20 May 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm (17th May)

Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
Sunday - 2-30pm (20th May)

Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:

Stalls & Royal Circle £110, £60, £35


Upper Circle £50, £35, £25, £15


Gallery £25


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Creatives


Author: Vasily Grossman / Chekhov
Director: Lec Dodin
Production: Maly Drama Theatre

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