Following its critically acclaimed opening in London before it was shut down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonia Friedman Productions presents a stunning production of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece Uncle Vanya. Made during the 2020 lockdown and filmed without an audience, the new adaptation was written by Conor McPherson and directed by Ian Rickson.

Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) throw their lives into maintaining the crumbling family estate, only visited occasionally by the radical and inspiring local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage). However, when Sonya’s father Professor Serebryakov (Roger Allam) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar), long hidden truths start to emerge. As the fractured family are forced to confront their longing, loneliness and each other, can the beauty of life help them find new hope?

Uncle Vanya

2h 10m

Director: Ross MacGibbon, Ian Rickson

UK Release: Blu-ray, DVD & Digital 14th June 2021. Pre-order on Amazon