Uncle Vanya


Following its acclaimed, 5 star, all-female production of Antigone, Tales Retold returns to the Hope with a new, reduced version of this Chekhov classic.
Uncle Vanya at the Hope Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Hope Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 23 April 2019
Closes: Saturday 11 May 2019
Running time:1 hr 15 mins
Age suitability: 18+

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Synopsis


"When real life is wanting one must create an illusion. It is better than nothing."


Uncle Vanya's learned brother-in-law returns to the family estate with his new young wife, Yelena.


This is enough to break the fragile surface tension, the thin layer of delusion, which thus far has contained the more toxic realities of family life.


Drink flows, and soon father, daughter, uncle and all become embroiled in a passionate crescendo of domestic unrest - opening wounds, breaking hearts and putting the future of the whole estate in peril.


Following its acclaimed, 5 star, all-female production of Antigone, Tales Retold returns to the Hope with a new, reduced version of this Chekhov classic.


In a tense and richly distilled study of the dysfunctional family, this production engages with the inherent bleak humour of the piece - a portrait of stagnant domesticity in nineteenth century Russia, which still chimes rather uncomfortably today.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
207 Upper Street
Islington
London N1 1RL

Box office tel: 0333 666 3366

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 23 April 2019

Closes:Saturday 11 May 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£12

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Creatives


Author: Anton Chekhov based on Brendan Murray's adaptation
Director: James Stone
Production: Tales Retold

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