A finely crafted reworking

The Stage on Uncle Vanya

‘My life has gone completely off course…’

To what, and to whom, do we devote our lives? And what happens when we ask, was it worth it?

Vanya, alongside his niece Sonya, has dutifully managed the country estate of his former brother-in-law for years. But when Sonya's father returns with his glamorous new wife, the whole household is unsettled as lust and loyalties clash.

Tamara Harvey (Pride & Prejudice) directs this poignant comedy, in a heartbreaking new adaptation of Chekov's masterpiece.

Running time: About 2 hours and 25 minutes (including a 15 minute interval)

A Sheffield Theatres & Theatr Clwyd co-production

  • Jamie Ballard
  • Brendan Charleson
  • Oliver Dimsdale
  • Sharon Morgan
  • Sian Owens
  • Shanaya Rafaat
  • Veronica Roberts
  • Rosie Sheehy
  • Martin Turner
  • Tamara Harvey Director
  • Lucy Osborne Designer
  • Ric Mountjoy Lighting Designer
  • Jared Zeus Composer
  • Stuart Burt Casting Director

Well-produced, well-staged, well-performed

The Reviews Hub

Jamie Ballard is one of the finest Vanya's I've ever seen

The Telegraph

An affecting piece of theatre

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Performances with Extras

Live for 5

  • On sale 1 September at 5.00pm. Available on all performances


  • Wed 25 Oct 7:45pm Book

Associated Events

Uncle Vanya: Meet the Cast

‘Meet the Cast’ events are exclusive to our members. In the past we have enjoyed coffee and cake with Michael Xavier, Gina Beck, Siân Phillips and ...

Acting Workshop: Uncle Vanya

Gain an insight into the rehearsal process and how Peter Gill's adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya is brought to the stage. Suitable for ages 16+

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